More Dreamliners grounded

Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been grounded for safety checks in the US, India and parts of Europe. Two major Japanese airlines grounded their planes yesterday after one was forced to make an emergency landing.

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FAA reviewing Dreamliners after safety concerns

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said that it is monitoring the latest Boeing 787 incident, in which a plane operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing after smoke was detected on the flight.

The FAA is monitoring a preliminary report of an incident in Japan earlier today involving a Boeing 787. The incident will be included in the comprehensive review the FAA began last week of the 787 critical systems, including design, manufacture and assembly.

– The FAA

The agency which is in charge of safety of US-made aircraft said it was not taking other action but would include the incident in the comprehensive safety review of the 787 that it launched on last week.

India reviews safety of Dreamliners after emergency

India is reviewing the safety situation of Boeing Co Dreamliners and will also talk to component makers of the US aircraft but there are no plans to ground the planes, the aviation regulator has said.

We are not having any problem with our Dreamliners. The problems we had earlier were fixed

We are reviewing the situation now ... we will have to talk to component companies.

– Arun Mishra, Director General of Civil Aviation

State-owned Air India owns 6 Dreamliners.

Airline grounds Dreamliners after emergency landing

All Nippon Airways has said that it is grounding all 17 of its Boeing 787 jets after one Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan.

The All Nippon Airways flight after it landed Credit: RTV

An All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing after there were reports of smoke in the cabin and a cockpit message showing battery problems, in the latest trouble for the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner."

Details of the problem were still being checked, ANA spokesman Takuya Taniguchi said after the flight to Tokyo from Ube landed at the Takamatsu airport.

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