Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Oven Overheats on Air India Flight

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jul 26, 2013 02:12 PM EDT

Text Size: A A A

The Air India's Dreamliner Boeing 787 is given a traditional water cannon salute by the fire tenders upon its arrival at the airport in New Delhi
Another Boeing 787 Dreamliner has caused problems for an airline. An Air India flight had to divert to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday after a software issue.(Photo : Reuters)

An oven overheated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, leading to flight crews trying to contain smoke.

Air India LTD is the only Indian airline to operare a Dreamliner. An oven which is used to heat food on flight overheated on a flight from New Delhi to the eastern city of Kolkata on July 24. According to Air India spokesman  G. Prasada Rao, the overheating did not lead to a fire and the flight was not diverted. The aircraft is still in service, Bloomberg reports.

Share This Story

This is just the latest incident to occur on a Dreamliner flight. U.S. aviation regulators ordered an inspection of the jets after a fire broke out on a Dreamliner that was parked at London's Heathrow Airport. The fire in that incident was connected to a  Honeywell International Inc. (HON) transmitter powered by a lithium battery.

Air India has ordered seven of the jets. They have begun to remove the emergency locator transmitters on their jets as a precautionary measure, an India civil aviation ministry official said.

The  Directorate General of Civil Aviation  in India is looking into what could have caused the oven to overheat.

The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered  United Continental Holdings Inc., the only U.S. airline with Dreamliners, to complete the inspections of emergency locator transmitters by Aug. 5.

Every 787 across the globe was grounded back in January due to the overheating of lithium-ion batteries on two of the planes. Boeing had to redesign the battery before the planes were allowed to fly again.

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips


Five Tips for Parents Travelling with Kids

Travelling with kids can be a real burden. Lighten up your load. Check this article out.


Travel Tips from Experienced Travellers

Learn the best travel tips from people who have spent most of their lives exploring the beauty of the world.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular


Chile Earthquake: Seeing the Brighter Side

A photographer affiliated with REUTERS has captured a rare moment: a guy trying to see the brighter side of the Chile earthquake.


What to Do in Australia

Australia is one of the best places to visit any time of the year. It has so much to offer its guests and visitors. Whether you are traveling to Australia or jsut want to explore more of your own place, here is a checklist for you.

REUTERS/Carlos Vera

Chile Earthquake Kills Five People, Triggers Tsunami

The people of Chile are still terrified as aftershocks continued to shake buildings. Power outage is also experienced in some areas affected by the earthquake.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter