India says awaits cause of Dreamliner fire before taking action

NEW DELHI, July 13 Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:10am EDT

NEW DELHI, July 13 (Reuters) - India's aviation regulator said on Saturday it was closely following developments after a fire broke out in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow airport, and was awaiting to see the cause of the incident before taking any action.

"They have not yet come out with a cause. We are just trying to see what the cause is, then we'll take further action," India's Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra told Reuters. "We are closely following the developments."

State-run Air India has seven Dreamliner planes.

A Dreamliner owned by Ethiopian Airlines caught fire at London Heathrow airport on Friday, sparking an investigation just 11 weeks after regulators ended a worldwide grounding of the same type of aircraft.

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RitaJaisingh wrote:
Dreamliner it is named eh ! SO it has become a dream now ! One has to wake up and find the truth and change its name to help promotion of the product !! Yes all makes have some problems which crop up later, but we can address them and improvise the model before marketing fresh fleet !

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Ganpat wrote:
Boeing will definitely come out of this. New planes will have some glitches. At least nothing drastic has taken place when any 787s were in flight. So far, all incidences have been on ground. As for Indian Civil Aviation Officials, they may be looking for an excuse to get more incentives out of Boeing.

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JesusChrysler wrote:
“India says awaits cause” – that doesn’t even make sense.

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