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25 April 2013 09:09
The grounded 787 Dreamliner from Boeing could be delivered within weeks
The 787 Dreamliner could be taken on by major airlines in the UK in the next few weeks following the grounding of the whole worldwide fleet earlier in the year. Problems arose when battery smoke emerged from two flights run by a Japanese carrier, with the resultant grounding of the fleet coming as a big setback to several UK-based companies.
For instance, Thomson wanted to run the Dreamliner from May 1, with eight of the planes having been set to run routes to Mexico and Florida, from Glasgow, Manchester, Gatwick and East Midlands airports. And British Airways had expected 24 of the planes to be delivered next month. Now US aviation authority the FAA has given permission for the Dreamliners to start service again and for a resumption of deliveries.
Safety problems in the world of aviation come as a reminder for holidaymakers to check they are covered by
worldwide travel insurance. The improvement work on Boeing's new flagship ultra green aircraft should mean the guaranteed safety of the plane, said Larry Loftis, the company's 787 programme vice-president and general manager. However, he said the root cause of the battery failure might never be known.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.
09 September 2016
People travelling to regions affected by the Zika virus outbreak should practise safe sex for at least half a year upon their return, health leaders say.
08 September 2016
British Airways is apologising to passengers for delays after an IT glitch hit check-in systems.