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New Report Questions FAA's Airline Safety Promise

Posted: 02/16/2013 - A federal watchdog says that since a deadly airline crash in 2009, the government hasn't kept its promise to ensure that major airlines are holding their smaller partners to the same safety standards.

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Boeing 787 On Test Flight In Seattle

Posted: 02/09/2013 - The FAA granted permission Thursday to conduct test flights, 3 weeks after the new aircraft was grounded due to reported battery fires

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NTSB: 787 Battery Approval Should Be Reconsidered

Posted: 02/07/2013 - A top federal safety official says the government should reconsider its approval of the kind of batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner because they can explode into fires

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NTSB "Probably Weeks Away" From Finishing 787 Probe

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The National Transportation Safety Board’s top official said Wednesday that the agency is “probably weeks away” from completing its investigation into the Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.

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NTSB: Plane Batteries Not Necessarily Unsafe

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The nation's top accident investigator says lithium ion batteries like the ones that caused a fire in one Boeing 787 Dreamliner and smoke in another aren't necessarily unsafe for use in aviation, but safeguards are needed.

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Delta To Open Outdoor Airport Decks In Airports

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Delta Air Lines is planning to open outdoor terraces with sweeping runway views for its Delta Sky Clubs members at New York's John F. Kennedy and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson airports.

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NTSB: 787 Battery Shows Short-Circuiting

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Federal accident investigators say a short-circuit and an uncontrolled chemical reaction apparently took place in a Boeing 787 battery before the battery caught fire earlier this month

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Kansas Aviation Museum To Open Learning Center

Posted: 01/23/2013 - The Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita is planning to open an interactive learning center that features flight simulators, a weather station and educational stations.

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Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted To Tulsa

Posted: 01/21/2013 - A Southwest Airlines flight from Kansas City to Houston was diverted to Tulsa after crew members smelled smoke in the cabin of the aircraft.

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Boeing Stops Deliveries On 787s

Updated: 01/18/2013 - A Japanese investigator says the burned insides of a battery from a Boeing 787 indicate it operated at a voltage above its design limit.

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FAA Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Updated: 05/21/2013 - Federal officials say they are temporarily grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliners until the risk of possible battery fires is addressed.

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