15 NOVEMBER 2010


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Article from BTNews 15 NOVEMBER 2010

Dreamliner woes continue

Boeing has issued a statement noting that during an approach to Laredo, Texas, last Tuesday (9 November), aircraft ZA002 lost primary electrical power as a result of an onboard electrical fire.  Backup systems, including the deployment of the Ram Air Turbine (RAT), functioned as expected and allowed the crew to complete a safe landing.  All test flights of the 787 were cancelled and are expected to resume shortly.

Initial checks appears to indicate that a power control panel in the aft electronics bay will need to be replaced on that aircraft and inspections of the power panel and surrounding area are being carried out.

The team was conducting monitoring of the Nitrogen Generation System at the time of the incident but there is no reason to suspect that the monitoring or earlier testing of that system had anything to do with the incident. www.boeing.com/commercial

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