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Q&AQ&A Bishop & Beattie / 787 Dreamliner / Japan's two top airlines have temporarily grounded their fleets of the new Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' after an All Nippon Airways 787 was forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan. Instruments in the cockpit indicated a battery error, the latest in a series of mishaps including braking problems, battery fires, a cracked windscreen and fuel leaks. The plane landed safely and the all passengers were evacuated safely. Between them, the two Japanese carriers operate 24 of the wide-bodied aircraft on international and domestic routes. Aviation analyst Ron Bishop of Australia's Central Queensland University tells VOA's Victor Beattie the problems plaguing the 787 are similar to those faced by Europe's Airbus in 2005, when it was forced to delay deliveries of the massive four-engine, wide body A380 aircraft because of wiring and engine problems. & Beattie / 787 Dreamliner / Japan's two top airlines have temporarily grounded their fleets of the new Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' after an All Nippon Airways 787 was forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan. Instruments in the cockpit indicated a battery error, the latest in a series of mishaps including braking problems, battery fires, a cracked windscreen and fuel leaks. The plane landed safely and the all passengers were evacuated safely. Between them, the two Japanese carriers operate 24 of the wide-bodied aircraft on international and domestic routes. Aviation analyst Ron Bishop of Australia's Central Queensland University tells VOA's Victor Beattie the problems plaguing the 787 are similar to those faced by Europe's Airbus in 2005, when it was forced to delay deliveries of the massive four-engine, wide body A380 aircraft because of wiring and engine problems.

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