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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 February 2017
Heathrow airport has issued delay and cancellation warnings, after Storm Doris reached nearly 90mph on its way to batter Britain.
23 February 2017
Bowel cancer could be cut by more than a third amid the development of a one-off screening test, new research suggests.
22 February 2017
Hundreds of thousands of people with a potentially fatal genetic blood condition have yet to be diagnosed with the condition, a charity is warning.
21 February 2017
New technology to provide detailed scans of patients could improve the recovery of people suffering with liver cancer, scientists have said.
18 February 2017
At least 10 Britons have been injured in a speedboat accident off the icy coast of Norway.
17 February 2017
Comedian David Baddiel is trying to highlight the "epidemic" of dementia as a killer of older people in a new documentary.
16 February 2017
The public has spoken and the world's favourite cruises are being honoured by a top cruise review site.
15 February 2017
The collaborative #SkiSafe campaign has been relaunched in a bid to raise safety awareness among winter sports enthusiasts.
14 February 2017
A new "age defying" hormone could offer a breakthrough in preventing kidney and heart disease in people who suffer from diabetes.
11 February 2017
Patients needing new life-saving medication could have to wait two years after the UK leaves the EU, experts are warning.
10 February 2017
Families looking to take a cheap break in the upcoming half term are often sorely disappointed, however new research suggests Cyprus is the best destination for a well-priced trip.
09 February 2017
Europe remains the world's number one region as a travel destination - but tourism growth is slowing down, a travel industry report has said.