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How safe is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner?
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Monday, 30 June 2014 11:43

Pilot Report – Flying the Boeing 787

Hello Sir,

I'm a fan of yours and a regular visitor of this site for more than 5 years now. I am planning to book a flight from Singapore to Dubai via Qatar Airways using a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

I don’t know anything about this plane but I have heard a lot about its birth pains and I wanted to know your take on the safety of this plane.

Thank you sir and may you have the grandest day!

Sincerely,

Allan

Hi Allan,

If you have trawled through my website, you would have noticed that your question has been answered in “Is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner safe?” here

There were some issues with the lithium batteries initially but they have basically been resolved. So in the opinion of the competent authorities, there are no further concerns regarding the flight safety of the Boeing 787.

The order list of 1031 planes does provide a hint on the confidence of the Boeing 787 by about 58 airlines. Up till 31/05/2014, 147 aircraft have been delivered to about 19 airlines.

Some of the airlines (excluding the leasing companies or VIP planes) are listed below:-

AeroMexico
Air Canada
Air India
ANA
British Airways
China Southern
Ethiopian Airlines
Hainan Airlines
JAL
LAN Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Norwegian Long Haul
Qantas
Qatar Airways
Royal Brunei
Thomson Airways
United Airlines


Qatar Airways Boeing 787 taking off at Manchester Airport

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Thank you so much for the reply Captain! May you be blessed always!
Allan , 09 Jul, 2014
Boeing 787 Dreamliner smooth ride technology
Hello,

I am a nervous flier more so flying in turbulence and heard the new 787 dreamliner has smooth ride technology. My question to you is, you have flown the 787 and how did you find it handled turbulence? was your flight on the 787 a smoother ride than other air crafts ?
Kevin , 06 Jul, 2015

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