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  •  Dammit. I was hoping that I would get to fly one (0+ / 0-)

    when I went to China this winter.  Now I have to fly a 777.  Although I've seen the new Airbus that makes the 777 look like a toy next to it.  Wowsers.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 09:56:27 AM PDT

    •  You might still fly a 787 . (0+ / 0-)

      If the battery burnt inside the new and improved box
      and didn't get outside the box ,
      then the new and improved battery box did its intended job .

      The "fix" wasn't such that the batteries would never again burn , the fix was to keep the burning batteries from burning outside the box .

      If you do get to fly on a 787 , please feel safe knowing that any batteries that are burning are not a real danger to the aircraft , Boeing has placed them inside a nice big heavy box that is vented out the side of the aircraft .

      The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

      by indycam on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:37:30 AM PDT

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      •  See photo now added (0+ / 0-)

        I've taken a photo of the TV coverage from Sky News that clearly shows the extent of the damage. It clearly did not vent out the side of the aircraft!

        We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

        by Lib Dem FoP on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:54:09 AM PDT

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      •  The rear battery is near the tail... (0+ / 0-)

        ...low and on the right side.  There might be a way for flames or hot gases to rise through channels between the inner and outer skins of the plane to get to the top section that shows the heat damage.

        How can a carbon fiber fuselage with this damage be repaired???

        •  repair may actually be easy (1+ / 0-)
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          By removing that tail section (scroll down a ways) and replacing it with a fresh one.

          Incidentally, that section happens to be made by a company once known as Vought, a US company formerly owned by Carlyle Group and now part of Triumph Group, headquartered in Berwyn, PA.

          •  I read a story about a government run shop , (0+ / 0-)

            the smashed up jet fighters were taken there and the people in the shop would figure out how to fix the impossible . Things that the factory never intended to be fixed .  

            That airliner will not be a quick or easy fix , it needs to be flying to make money , to pay , etc .
            While its parked the airline will be suffering , so I guess it will be replaced asap .
            I'm thinking that the airliner above might be written off .
            They might just part it out .
            Now might be a good time to get a good low hour used 787 engine cheap .

            The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

            by indycam on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:39:52 PM PDT

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          The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

          by indycam on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:29:23 PM PDT

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