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Next: Qatar Airways (Air India is having a break) from BRU to Doha on May 22nd. Diverted to Budapest, replacement A320 sent to pick pax.
And it only had 97pax on board. Low loads.
ET-AOP is operational. According to the site Flightaware.com it made a return trip from Addis (ADD) to Shanghai (PVG).
The aircraft has been operational since late December 2013. It was returned to service without much ado. After all, it has been quite an embarresment for Boeing and the 787 program.
Despite the return to service and the growing number of 787s in operation I still am quite apprehensive to board one. Too many irregularities keep appearing on this site and other media.
Slightly off thread.. A time lapse of an Air Canada 787 build
Astonishingly, the FAA has cited the B787s “reliability history” and “effectiveness at addressing relevant issues during 250,000 hours of service” in giving it ETOPS certification. Do they not read the same news reports as me? The NTSB apparently do, stating that they still have concerns about the ‘plane’s lithium-ion batteries.
The cynic in me wonders if an Airbus would have received the same beneficent approach from the FAA!
Evening Ian….I’m surprised you’re surprised at the FAA acting more like a lobbying group than its supposed role as a regulator. As a country that proclaims itself the leader of the free world the Americans ironically or some might say hypocritically have a history of both overt and covert practices that put foreign companies at a disadvantage.
And it’s not just trade. Look at the BP incident and you’ll see some shocking xenophobic behaviour whilst protecting or indeed covering up the involvement of US corporations.
So, you’re totally correct ,any issues that arise with the A350 and you’ll see the full ,excuse the pun , FAArce of intervention citing safety etc.
I know there where other factors but Concorde failed IMO because of American jealousy.
Well, indeed, canucklad, and your mention of the US reaction to the Deepwater Horizon spill does bear contrast with an earlier disaster involving a US company. Consider these statistics:
Deepwater Horizon – caused primarily by a non-US company:
Number of deaths (so far as I can work out): 11. Couldn’t find a figure for injuries, but implications that it was less than 200
Fines: US$4.5 billion
Moneys set aside by BP for other claims and compensation: US$42.2 billion
Bhopal disaster- caused by a US conglomerate (Union Carbide):
Number of deaths: Estimated at 16,000 (and more than half a million people injured, almost 4,000 severely and permanently)
Fines: US$4,250 (yes, less than five thousand bucks)
Moneys provided by Union Carbide for other claims and compensation: US$470 milllion
But of course, in the latter case, the people affected weren’t Americans…
Just read your blog on the 787 Dreamliner. BA are using it on some ARN FLIGHTS this summer. Only £150 in J Class. is it worth changing my flight to fly BA’s 787 to ARN please??
I have flown AC’s, and it is a DREAM!! Pardon the Pun!
Thanks for the prompt reply. I am actually a *A GOLD ELITE, and was flying SAS. However, when I saw the 787 on a ARN flt, I thought I might change.
I am a widowed Pensioner with a 12yrs old son, and thought he might enjoy the experience. However, after your comments, I shall stay loyal to *A.
canucklad – 04/06/2014 09:04 GMT
FAArce! Love it. 😉
Perhaps this will change your mind flyingcanadian:
….and it’s not often that I praise BA!