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I think this is problems with the engine supplier and not Boeing but since it is attached to the aircraft it is Boeings fault. 

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All Gen X engines and all UA aircraft so either something with UA maintenance or the Gen-X themselves unless it is a sensor or relay.

These are normal teething problems though.

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Oh, for Pete's sake. A diversionary landing is NOT an "emergency landing". It is done as a precautionary move. Both aircraft could have safely continued to their destinations.

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These are GE Engine problems.  Just unfortunate that these are also used by 787 as well.  

 

Be it noted that the 787 is exceeding their efficiency predictions by 3%, though are still overweight by 2% (which in time will be corrected).  The airlines have been ecstatic over their performance despite the battery trouble which Boeing feels is history now. 

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It's a shame that such a technologically and mechanically excellent aircraft will forever be tarnished and sub-par in the eyes of the general public due to rediculous news stories from news agencies who don't understand the first thing they're actually writing.

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...news agencies who don't understand the first thing they're actually writing.

 

So unlike some posters here!

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So unlike some posters here!

Touché, Gerry!

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The difference here is that someone who does know what they're talking about will usually come along and clarify, correct (or, fortunately rarely, belittle the OP), unlike the mainstream media for whom details don't sell advertising space so are therefore unimportant. Then Joe Public winds up with the wrong impression, which sticks...

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This airplane has had little odd and ends issues, nothing serious. I give Boeing props and still believe its a safe aircraft being developed. You guys got to remember, this is a whole new airplane for Boeing, with tons of new technology.

And for the same with Airbus and the A380. They started out a bit bumpy with issues but they are now fixed.

People take this stuff to dramatic and don't look inside of the box before having a reaction.

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This airplane has had little odd and ends issues, nothing serious. I give Boeing props and still believe its a safe aircraft being developed. You guys got to remember, this is a whole new airplane for Boeing, with tons of new technology.

And for the same with Airbus and the A380. They started out a bit bumpy with issues but they are now fixed.

People take this stuff to dramatic and don't look inside of the box before having a reaction.

Yeah The A380 had wing cracking issues. It doesn't seem to be scaring passengers anymore.

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This airplane has had little odd and ends issues, nothing serious.

 

Oh, a fire at Logan, and smoke in the cabin at FL300 on the ANA flight, but nothing serious! The FAA (rightfully) grounded the plane for a reason. Hopefully Boeing's fix works in the long run, but that's yet to be proven. Only time will tell. I also don't write it off as just "New technology" There were plenty of warning signs about the problems with these types of batteries, both with their own testing (Testing lab burnt down during test) and other industries, that used them. (Remember the laptop battery fires) They needed to use these batteries, and still do, to get the efficiencies they promised. Their fix I think is a big risk for them. They essentially gave up in finding the actual cause, and threw everything they could think of at what they think could cause it, and to containment if it did happen again. If it works fine, (and I hope it does), If it doesn't it will severely  hurt their reputation even further in the eyes of the public.

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They essentially gave up in finding the actual cause, and threw everything they could think of at what they think could cause it, and to containment if it did happen again.

This isn't quite true.  Boeing determined that the battery problems were generated from a couple cells shorting plates.  The redesigned SS chest and overboard venting will prevent any further plate problems from smoking up the interior and the SS helps satisfy the FAA.  Further battery troubles may occur, but they are not expected to receive the attention that these did.  

 

If it ain't Boeing, I ain't going....

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That's funny. I saw on the news that United was buying more 787s, and the next day in the same news they said "United may want to reconsider those orders!"

 

 

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