BREAKING NEWS: China Has a Dream(liner)


(AFP) – China’s first Boeing 787 arrived in the country on Sunday, state-run media said, less than two weeks after Beijing regulators approved the aircraft, which had faced safety problems.

The high-tech Dreamliners were cleared to return to service worldwide in April after all 50 were grounded in mid-January following two overheated battery incidents.

The plane delivered to China Southern Airlines, one of the country’s industry leaders, “has been installed with improved batteries that had passed various tests”, China Radio International reported on its website.

“The 787 arrived Sunday in Guangzhou,” a southern city where the company is headquartered, it said.

China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines have each ordered 10 of the planes, while Air China has ordered 15.

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