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The 787 Dreamliner is the pride of advanced technology of the American aircraft company – Boeing.

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first customer of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner when it ordered up to 50 aircraft, delivered at the end of 2008. In October 2010, Boeing said it would take until early 2011 for ANA to

In November 2010, during a test flight from Arizona to Texas (USA), the Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing due to detecting smoke coming from the passenger compartment.

ANA’s Boeing 787 had a battery problem in January. Photo: Bloomberg

Exactly one year later, the first Boeing 787 took off in Japan, after nearly a month of handover to ANA.

And since then, accidents with `Dream of Flying` have continuously occurred.

Just one day later, the US Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered an investigation of this aircraft line after a fuel leak incident on two planes of Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways.

On January 7, a JAL plane caught fire at Logan International Airport in Boston (USA), upon landing from Tokyo.

More than a week later, ANA’s 787 had to make an emergency landing when the pilot detected smoke coming from the electrical equipment compartment.

After a series of above incidents, the Japanese Ministry of Transport announced the establishment of a team to investigate ANA and JAL 787 aircraft.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) then intervened when it decided to ban all Boeing 787 series aircraft from taking off until the company could prove that the lithium-ion batteries used were `safe and correct`.

According to analysts, Boeing’s incident had a huge impact.

In early April, Boeing announced the completion of repairs and a second successful test flight with the Dreamliner line.

Boeing's troubled 'dream of flying'

Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire in London (UK).

A few weeks later, the 787 of Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopia) landed safely in Kenya.

However, bad luck did not let go of `Flying Dream` when in early June, JAL discovered that the temperature sensor in the newly replaced battery had a problem.

On June 12, All Nippon Airways’ plane also had a problem when the right engine did not start, forcing customers to change to another plane.

After the above news, Boeing’s shares had the strongest decline in two years on the New York stock exchange.

This also happened at the time when Boeing’s rival – European aircraft manufacturer Airbus launched the A350 XWB.

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