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Dreamliner beacon fire warning

The US Federal Aviation Administration has instructed airlines to remove or inspect emergency beacons in Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliners, following a fire at Heathrow airport that was traced to one of the units, made by Honeywell International Inc.

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Series of faults and groundings since Dreamliner launch

There has been a catalogue of Boeing 787 Dreamliner faults and groundings since the plane took to the skies.

In December, an United Airline Dreamliner made an emergency landing in New Orleans due to electrical problems.

A burned power unit battery from a Boeing 787. Credit: US National Transportation Safety Board

In January 2013, a lithium ion battery pack sparked a fire on a Japan Airways Boeing 787.

Shortly, after all Dreamliners were grounded while safety checks were carried out, they were later cleared for service in April.

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