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Dreamliner probe widens after excess battery voltage ruled out

U.S. safety investigators on Sunday ruled out excess voltage as the cause of a battery fire last month on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner jet operated by Japan Airlines Co (JAL) and said they were expanding the probe to look at the battery's charger and the jet's auxiliary power unit.


FAA wants distractions out of cockpits

FAA wants distractions out of cockpits

Airlines should create and enforce policies to ensure that pilots focus on flying their planes safely instead of being distracted by laptop computers and other devices, the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration said Monday.


U.S. Limits Tarmac Waits for Passengers to Three Hours

U.S. Limits Tarmac Waits for Passengers to Three Hours

The Transportation Department is ordering airlines to let passengers stuck in stranded planes exit after three hours.


Durable-Goods Orders Jump 4.9%

Orders for durable goods rebounded sharply in July, up 4.9%, staging their biggest gain in two years on demand for planes and capital goods.


Chinese spies may have put chips in US planes

The Chinese cyber spies have penetrated so deep into the US system — ranging from its secure defence network, banking system, electricity grid to putting spy chips into its defence planes — that it can cause serious damage to the US any time, a top US official on counter-intelligence has said.


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