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Another Dreamliner Problem

FAA ISSUES WARNING … || By FITSNEWS || Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials have uncovered yet another problem with Boeing’s much-maligned 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft – although this one appears to be far less serious than the battery drama which grounded the planes two years ago. According to the FAA, a…

FAA ISSUES WARNING …

|| By FITSNEWS || Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials have uncovered yet another problem with Boeing’s much-maligned 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft – although this one appears to be far less serious than the battery drama which grounded the planes two years ago.

According to the FAA, a 787 “that has been powered continuously for 248 days can lose all alternating current electrical power due to the generator control units simultaneously going into failsafe mode.”

Assuming such a power loss occurred mid-flight, pilots would obviously lose control of the aircraft.  Fortunately Boeing is aware of the issue and is powering the jets on and off to avoid the problem – while at the same time developing a software solution for the fleet.

The Dreamliner program – which includes a heavily subsidized South Carolina manufacturing facility – has endured countless delays, mechanical problems and production issues.

Thankfully, this one doesn’t seem all that serious … or at least not with the company taking precautions.

Wait, “thankfully?” Doesn’t this website detest Boeing?

Nah … we detest crony capitalism.  Boeing is just taking what the politicians are giving them.  It’s the politicians handing over our money – especially the hypocrites – whom we detest.

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15 comments

FastEddy23 May 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Hundreds of thousands of parts on any new model jetliner … there are bound to be many peculiarities … and Boeing engineers will find them all and fix them all.

The surprising thing is that this article is news worthy or even published.

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Dan Ruck May 1, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Good story!

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Rocky May 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Golly you really don’t like Boeing do you?

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FastEddy23 May 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Yeah, that’s what I don’t get. Hundreds of some of the highest paying jobs in the state (except for politicians) and FITs seems determined to screw that up.

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CNSYD May 1, 2015 at 4:59 pm

BINGO!

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Native Ink May 2, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Hundreds of some of the highest paying jobs in the state? Yeah, sure… You’ll find people making much more at MUSC or at the port. The only people making the kind of money you’re talking about at Boeing S.C. are in management, and I doubt there are hundreds of them.

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shifty henry May 1, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Ooops! I scrolled over the photo too fast, thinking it was an ad for a hemorrhoid treatment…

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cuvinny May 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Judging by the time it is a signed int overflow that should of been caught in software unit testing. Anyways it is a small issue because the planes are never on that long and even if they were there are procedures in place if there is a power outage on plane.

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cuvinny May 1, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Reading more into it there are 4 of these things on the plane and they would have all had to be started at the same time (probably give or take a few seconds for fail over) and run continuously for 248 days for the bug to happen. FAA fix is pretty much “have you rebooted the plane yet”?

Such a non story.

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Bible Thumper May 1, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Market isn’t closed yet but up 0.95% on this news.
http://money.cnn.com/data/dow30/

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Grand Arse May 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm

I also heard that the seats are still too small for Grand Tango…even though he’s laughed about half of it off…

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The Colonel May 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Hmmm, factually correct, no hype, very little Boeing is the worst thing ever. Okay, what have you people done with Will?

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easterndumbfuckistan May 1, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Has anyone actually left a 787 running for 248 days? Is there a use case where this would happen? I can’t think of one.

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Soft Sigh from Hell May 2, 2015 at 10:14 am

“Assuming such a power loss occurred mid-flight, pilots would obviously lose control of the aircraft.”

AC electricity is ESSENTIAL in controlling an aircraft? How so? 767s, for example, have an emergency wind-powered turbine to maintain hydraulic pressure for flight control if all engines fail.

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Karadion May 10, 2015 at 12:58 am

“Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials have uncovered yet another problem with Boeing’s much-maligned 787 “Dreamliner” aircraft”

Actually Boeing reported it to the FAA of what they found in laboratory testing. So Boeing asked the FAA to issue a directive to make sure that 787 operators are shutting down their airplanes every 4 months.

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