Boeing knew of battery issues: NY Times; ~150 failures–Seattle Times

See this story in the New York Times. The Seattle Times reports that there have been nearly 150 battery failures. The Wall Street Journal has this article (subscription required). What’s the cost of the 787 grounding? See this… Read More

Latest 787 problem increases level of concern

The emergency landing of an All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 due to a possible battery fault and report of smell of smoke increases the level of concern surrounding the program. But we continue to advise caution in drawing… Read More

Odds and Ends: 787 fuel savings at ANA; Airbus will benefit from Boeing

ANA 787s: Market Watch quotes an ANA official saying the Boeing 787-8 is saving 21% in fuel over eh previous airplanes. The article didn’t ID the previous planes, but they were the Boeing 767-300ER. Note, too, that the… Read More

New 787 delay coming Aug. 27

Update, 1:30pm PDT: A reporter has found a confidential memo to Boeing CEO Jim McNerney outlining five more reasons for yet another 787 delay. Here is the report. Update, 12:00pm PDT: The finger-pointing begins. The Seattle PI has… Read More