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Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners around the world have been grounded.
After the FAA ordered an investigation into the electrical systems of the aircraft, many airlines decided to keep the 787′s on the ground.
The investigation was prompted by a number of recent safety incidents on the 787 involving the electrical system and it’s lithium ion batteries.
Fifty 787s are in operation around the world, and the majority of them will not be in use until investigation into the systems are investigated.
Some frequent fliers say they aren’t worried about safety aboard Boeing’s problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travelers are often unaware of what model of plane they’re flying on.
That makes it anyone’s guess whether Boeing Co., or the airlines that use its planes, will pay a price for concerns surrounding the 787.
Boeing officials and some frequent fliers say there are hiccups with just about every new plane, and the 787 was a particularly bold technological leap over previous aircraft. But will those reassurances satisfy the flying public?
The Associated Press contributed reporting to this article.