The Boeing 787 Dreamliner that has been grounded (causing many pilots who were specially trained to fly this technologically advanced plane to hang out at home and being an irritant to their wives) because of a battery issue has yet to take off, but at the very least, the company has picked up a nod of approval from U.S. transport regulators to begin testing a redesigned battery for the 787 Dreamliner, which would clearly place it a step closer to ensuring the Dreamliner is able to take to the skies yet again, electronically dimming windows and all.
So far, 50 of the fuel-efficient Dreamliners in use by airlines have been grounded since January 16th after a battery fire on a Japan Airlines aircraft occurred at the Boston airport. Deliveries of the Boeing 787 has since been stopped, although their factories have not stopped production. It is said that Boeing loses around $50 million weekly as long as the plane remains grounded. Let us hope it happens sooner rather than later, no?
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