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Two Japanese Airlines Ground Their Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Posted: Jan. 16th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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The Boeing 787 Dreamliners are causing nightmares for stakeholders at Boeing, as more issues have surfaced the problematic aircraft. 

All Nippon Airlines reported that a burning smell in the cockpit and cabin coupled with a cockpit message indicating battery problems prompted an emergency landing of the aircraft at an airport in western Japan.

CBS News and AP reported that All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have grounded their fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners until the Japan Transport Safety Board completes a on a probe on Wednesday. The U.S. National Safety Board, the FAA, and Boeing representatives also will be involved. 

Since its launch, which came after delays of more than three years, the plane has been plagued by a series of problems including a battery fire and fuel leaks. 

Japan's ANA and Japan Airlines are major customers for the jet and among the first to fly it.

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