Friday, July 12, 2013

Dreamliner good news: It causes 20% less CO2-induced bad weather than similar-sized planes. Dreamliner bad news: It seems to catch on fire a lot

Plane fire closes Heathrow airport runways | World news |
A fire on an Ethiopian Airlines jet on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport has forced Britain's busiest airport to close both of its runways as emergency services tackle the blaze.

No one is believed to have been on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a type of long-range, mid-size airliner, which has been at the centre of troubles in the recent past following a series of battery fires.
Thomson Airways became the first British carrier to operate the ultra-green Dreamliner earlier this month.
Flashback: Boeing's Dreamliner lands safely in Britain for the first time | Business | The Guardian
The 250-seater aircraft with Rolls-Royce and General Electric engines emits 20% less carbon dioxide than similar-sized planes
Jonathan Counsell, British Airways' head of environment, said: "We are committed to addressing our impact on climate change. Adopting new technology is one of the ways in which we are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

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