Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Is Still Unreliable
View all Offers
- 51% OFF
RIVER Women's Crepe Designer Party and Evening Maxi Dress (DBSPL04DR055, Olive Green, Small)₹ 979₹ 3499Buy On
Amazon Brand - Myx Women's Tapered Fit Slim Pants₹ 359₹ 899Buy On
- 65% OFF
Yash Gallery Women's Plus Size Cotton Bandhej Print Anarkali Kurta (Black)₹ 809₹ 1999Buy On
- 58% OFF
Peter England Men's Sweatshirt (PJSTPRGPK58785_Grey_Medium)₹ 765₹ 1699Buy On
- 70% OFF
Qube By Fort Collins Women's Parka Coat (43310AZ_Beige_Extra Large)₹ 2099₹ 2099Buy On
The Dreamliner's reliability rate is now around 98 percent, meaning that two out of every 100 flights is delayed, above the 97 percent reported in October but still short of the firm's target, Fleming told a news conference in Oslo.
"I'll tell you that's not where we want the airplane to be, we're not satisfied with that reliability level of the airplane, the 777 today flies at 99.4 percent ... and that's the benchmark that the 787 needs to attain," Fleming said.
The Dreamliner was supposed to be a game-changer for the aviation industry as its lightweight body and sophisticated engines cut fuel consumption by 20 percent.
But it has been beset by problems, including a battery fire that grounded the model for three months last year and forced Boeing to redesign the battery.
Norwegian Air, the only European budget carrier to fly long haul, has been especially badly hit after a long string of breakdowns last year left passengers stranded around the world.
Also, this month Japan Airlines' maintenance crew noticed white smoke coming from the main battery of Dreamliner with a battery cell showing signs of melting just two hours before the plane was due to fly.
(Reporting by Balazs Koranyi and Joachim Dagenborg. Editing by Jane Merriman)
- Amazon Great Republic Sale: Top deals on recliners, sofas and more home furnishing items
- Best fashion and beauty deals during Amazon sale
- Amazon Great Republic Day Sale — Best audio deals on headphones, speakers
- GST on salaries? A new ruling can cause a lot of confusion and litigation
- Nykaa's rival Purplle raises $38 million from Pantaloon’s CEO, Sequoia
- Mythology audiobooks
- Electric car Championship
- India's win in Centurion
- Millionaires Employees
- Car with Waiting Period
- Tax Saving Investment
- Urban Company
- New Year 2022
- Upcoming new laptops
- Bank Holidays in January
- Valuable NFT Projects
- Xiaomi 11i hypercharge
- GST Input tax credit
- Public Holidays in 2022
- RBL Stocks
- Upcoming Smartphones in 2022