Dreamliner Crisis: Boeing Halts 787 Jet Deliveries

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Boeing has suspended deliveries of its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft until a battery problem is resolved.

The US aerospace giant said it would continue to build the plane, but not deliver any until US safety officials gave their backing.

The US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are investigating the problem.

All 50 of Boeing’s 787s have been suspended from flying since an All Nippon Airways flight on Wednesday made an emergency landing due to a fault.

“We will not deliver 787s until the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] approves a means of compliance with their recent Airworthiness Directive concerning batteries and the approved approach has been implemented,” said a Boeing spokesman.

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