Boeing (BA) -2% AH after a 787 flown by Japan Airlines makes an unscheduled landing at Boston's...

Boeing (BA) -2% AH after a 787 flown by Japan Airlines makes an unscheduled landing at Boston's Logan Airport. The FAA says a maintenance message indicator pointed to a fuel pump problem, and that the landing was "a precautionary measure." Shares fell on Friday after a 787 caught fire at London's Heathrow Airport.

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  • labas112
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    Landing is spelled wrong.


    Also did Boeing even test their planes before releasing them? As a passenger, the last thing I want to do is ride on a sketchy airplane.
    18 Jul 2013, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • combie
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    Funny, many sat in conference rooms 8 years ago and pleaded with
    leadership not to follow this "risk Based" business model. They were told "get on the team or get out of the way", we are going to deliver the first plane in 2 years! Of course everyone knows what happened.
    But those leaders walked away with millions in bonuses and left a flawed plane behind! Those leaders are all gone now, good riddance but it will take year before the 787 ever becomes a real production airplane.
    18 Jul 2013, 09:33 PM Reply Like
  • Kurt Thorup
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    Investors and the flying public are ultra sensitive to any issues with the 787 right now. If you only knew how many mechanical writeups, deferrals, delays, diversions and precautionary landings happened daily on Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer equipment as well as Boeing, it may put this into perspective.
    18 Jul 2013, 10:50 PM Reply Like
  • Alain
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    Just like the F35, the planes have gotten so complex, it takes years to debug them. I'm sure it will be a good plane one day, just not now.
    18 Jul 2013, 10:56 PM Reply Like
  • bobbyd61
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    a maintenance message? and the stock drops? ridiculous. i will buy more like i did last week
    19 Jul 2013, 07:22 AM Reply Like
  • joegillam
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    Good for you Bobby, me too. This is just another example of how sensitive the market has become. Some small glitch someplace or some Executive breaks wind and some share price drops 3%.


    My wife sits here in our home office with a little Scottrade account making good pin money on things like this.


    Don't forget Boeing has a huge cash reserve and backed up orders to the end of the decade and the Dreamliner is only a small piece of their pie.
    19 Jul 2013, 08:40 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    Commercial aircraft is only a small part of Boeing


    Military and space that Boeing got from North American Rockwell Douglas, McDonnell, and Hughes has kept Boeing commercial afloat since 1996


    and the CEO got 27 millions dollars bones and Ray Conner got 60,000 share of stocks
    20 Jul 2013, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    its been a great week for the 787's


    the 787 program was started on 3-28-2003 and 10 years later
    there only 66 787 in service


    1. Thomson Airways says Dreamliner forced to return to UK


    2. JAL 787 flight to Tokyo returns to Boston




    3. A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that left Boston for Tokyo,


    returned to Boston due to a possible pump problem, the company said, dismissing concerns of a new crisis for the planes.
    4. Ethiopian Airlines 787 line number 44


    The UK Air Accident Investigation branch has published a Special Bulletin regarding the Ethiopian Airlines 787 incident at Heathrow last Friday at




    5 . On Tuesday, a Japan Airlines 787 returned to Haneda shortly after takeoff because of a problem in its deicing system.




    6 . In the latest incident, the ANA jet was preparing to depart Yamaguchi Ube Airport on a flight to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday morning but the crew was unable to start the right engine.



    and its only Thursday 7-19-2013


    at this rate the 787 will be ground again by next week
    19 Jul 2013, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    ELT's are used on commercial, military and some private aircrafts, for years
    ELT's are self contain unit with a built in batteries
    How does a ELT short out when it’s in the standby position and the aircraft check list has remove the aircraft power from the avionic, another first for Boeing 787
    Also each life rafts, has a ELT, one per door
    Honeywell has stated that early ELT model had defect antenna
    The 787 is composite aircraft, was there a ground path return for the ELT, was an electrical bonded check perform when the ELT was installed, this should be callout on the Boeing installed job card.
    When are the Circuit Breakers for ELT at that are should have prevented the overload.
    The ELT is already in a box it’s time to add a fire detection and build in fire bottle to all Electrical components and external fire truck pumper connecting and fire sprinkler system installed
    Honeywell supplies the 406MHz emergency locater transmitter whose antenna is visible amidst the most serious burn marks atop the crown of the 787 fuselage see
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ultralife Corp makes the lithium-manganese battery that powers the emergency transmitter that is being investigated as a possible cause of last week's fire on a Boeing 787 in London, a source familiar with the investigation said on Monday.
    19 Jul 2013, 10:45 PM Reply Like
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