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Boeing (BA) suffered yet more problems with its 787 Dreamliner over the weekend, when debris...

Boeing (BA) suffered yet more problems with its 787 Dreamliner over the weekend, when debris fell from one of its GE engines at Charleston International Airport in S. Carolina and sparked a fire. The incident occurred less than a week after Japan's All Nippon Airways grounded five 787s due to concerns about the potential for corrosion in a gearbox.
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  • derekmw
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    ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tkoyo) has grounded some of its Boeing 787-881 Dreamliner fleet due to an engine component issue on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines.


    Rolls-Royce has admitted there is a component with a reduced service life and is replacing the component. The problem could lead to an engine corrosion issue according to this report by Reuters.


    Meanwhile the new type has received rave reviews from passengers according to a survey by the airline. Here is the statement by ANA:


    “Nine in ten passengers who have flown on the Boeing 787 with ANA say their overall experience met or exceeded expectations, according to a customer survey showing very high levels of satisfaction with the comfort and performance of the Dreamliner.


    A similar number expressed a preference or strong preference for flying in the Dreamliner over other aircraft and a quarter of passengers said they would go out of their way to book a flight on the 787 again.


    Derek M. Wolff, CFP
    30 Jul 2012, 08:24 AM Reply Like
  • Snapcap
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    RR has had problems with their large jet engines for several years now. Both RR and GE jet engines have very complex component systems. New large jet engines will have teething problems, altho the core component is very robust.
    30 Jul 2012, 11:18 AM Reply Like
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