Is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Safe?

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  • Is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Safe?


Answer #1 | 18/12 2013 18:46
Two A330s have crashed--one during flight testing, compared to zero 787s. They are both very safe aircraft. The media likes to hype up problems with these planes.... but truthfully the most dangerous part of flying by far is the drive to the airport.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 06:48
Steven Covey tells us not to worry about the things that are out of our control. The aircraft manufacturer and the civil aviation authority have done their work to ensure the safety of all concern. All planes that are put into service, just like the good old B747 40 years ago, will evident some teething issues when new. So please remember Steven Covey for his wise words. Regards.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 00:59
oooo... you'd better drive all the way to darwin then, and catch a boat from there, much safer ;)
Answer #4 | 18/12 2013 21:29
Give you the same answer I gave you before Of course it is, CASA would not let it in the air if it wasn't! They grounded perfectly safe Ansett 767s just for bad paperwork, nothing wrong with the planes, so you have no worries on that score! (Qantas are still flying 767s with the same problems the paper work was for!) The issues were battery related, and they have been solved, it was not a flying safety issue.
Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 11:13
The Boeing 787 is by far the safest plane in the sky today, what you hear on the media don't have that affect how you see flight. Your more likely to be killed in a car accident driving to the airport then on the plane itself. Just take the safety precaution and talk to the crew when they greet you on the plane..
Answer #6 | 19/12 2013 15:41
If it's not Boeing, I'm not going.
Answer #7 | 03/01 2014 02:02
Easy. Every generation of aircraft is dramatically safer than the generation before. The scientists from the Manhattan Project weren't allowed to fly because it was too dangerous, they had to take the train. Things were lots better by the old "golden age of jet travel, featured in the TV series Pan Am, but still nothing like today. The next generation, 747, DC-10, 737 etc. were much better. The generation after, A320, 757 etc. were much safer still. The 787 is the shiniest newest design yet, and I expect another quantum leap in safety performance when we have the hard numbers in 20 years. Why? Real simple, because we keep learning about aviation, and what we learn goes into the next generation of aircraft. Newer design > older design everytime.
Answer #8 | 20/12 2013 16:15
Yes of course it's safe that's why it's aloud to fly if it wasn't safe the FAA wouldn't let it fly.
Answer #9 | 20/12 2013 01:24
It is considered safe as the FAA allows the aircraft to fly. However earlier this year two 787s were grounded due to onboard fires (Ethiopia airlines- in London and All nippion airlines-in Tokyo) the 787 was put into service in 2011. Don't worry however about flying on the 787, it is safe and complies with FAA regulations. Even though the 787 is safe there hasn't been a comparison with the A330.
Answer #10 | 19/12 2013 17:53
I would not be afraid to fly on one. One question is: How many vehicle crashes occurred today in the USA? Then how many 787's crashed today world wide? I know there are millions more vehicles on the road than there are planes in the air, but you take a chance anytime you get in a vehicle or a plane. I suspect they are just as safe as any other plane. If you have a bad feeling about it, I would suggest you fly on another plane or drive yourself to where you are going because you will be sick until you land at your destination. You know the old saying: If it don't feel right, don't do it.

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