Ovens on AI Dreamliners to be repaired

In yet another case of electric component trouble for Dreamliner, ovens on Air India’s entire fleet of brand new Boeing 787s are getting a major retrofitting done following numerous instances of these appliances heating up. This is the second major single component check after the malfunction in batteries that had led to the grounding of this aircraft globally in January for four months.

On some occasions there was so much smoke on an oven of a particular AI Dreamliner that the crew even suspected fire and used extinguishers. Last week, Qatar Airways grounded a B-787 following smoke from an electric component on the plane. And a fortnight back, a Dreamliner of Ethiopian Airlines had a small fire while parked at London Heathrow possibly due to electric malfunction.

Full report here Times of India


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