Latest 787 Fire Pits Boeing With Fresh Challenges
Less than two months after Boeing 787s began returning to revenue service with batteries modified to prevent fires like the ones that prompted the grounding, burn damage in another part of the aircraft is again posing a challenge to the U.S. manufacturer. This time, a fire related to 787's emergency locator transmitter caused extensive heat damage near the aft crown just forward of the vertical tail.
Check out Aviation Week articles about the search for the latest fire's cause and the questions Boeing will face in determining whether and how to fix the damaged Ethiopian Airlines jet. You can also view a video of our 787 pilot report. Bookmark this page to keep up with developments on the 787.