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Boeing Dreamliner: Japanese Airline Changed Problematic Battery 10 Times Before FAA's Grounding

Travelers Today       By    Antranig Dereyan

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 10:06 AM EST

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More information has leaked out in the Boeing Dreamliner saga.

Japan's All Nippon Airways, who's Boeing-787 Dreamliner was grounded after it had to make an emergency landing in Japan when its main battery overheated now reveals that it changed the in-question lithium-ion battery 10 times before the jets were grounded worldwide due to the battery problem.

An ANA spokeswoman, Megumi Tezuka, speaking to the Associated Press on Wednesday said, "the airline was not required to report the battery swapping cases to Japan's Transport Ministry because they did not raise safety concerns and did not interfere with flights."

Adding, "the batteries were replaced because they failed to charge properly or showed other problems.

Tezuka also claims that they informed Boeing, which manufactures the Dreamliners, about the issue.

According to USA Today "U.S. regulators said Wednesday they asked Boeing Co. to provide a full operating history of lithium-ion batteries used in its grounded 787 Dreamliners."

After the All Nippon Airways incident on January 16 and another Dreamliner battery-related incident a week prior, on Jan. 7, the FAA ordered that all 50 Dreamliners in circulation be ground immediately for safety-concern issues and is actively investigating the issue.

Boeing spokeswomen, Katie Bergman, in Seattle, speaking to USA Today said "the company was aware of the report, but had no comment."

In related news, Boeing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average-listed company reported their fourth-quarter earnings report and stated " it foresees "no significant impact" on its earnings or plans going forward from the recent problems with the 787 Dreamliner," according to USA Today.

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