EASA Grounds 787s

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has adopted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the 787 in order to ensure the airworthiness of the European fleet - currently two aircraft operated by LOT Polish Airlines. In addition, Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways have both decided to temporarily ground their own 787s. The aircraft will remain out of service until precautionary inspections are carried out. Both airlines are working closely with Boeing to comply with the FAA-approved special inspection procedure on the battery system and will only resume operations once the aircraft meets the full requirements of the AD.

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