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Scoot is sticking to the Dreamliner despite reports of problems

Published on Jan 16, 2013 3:45 PM
 
A Scoot and a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane at Changi Airport Terminal 2. Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is sticking to its Dreamliner order and is confident that Boeing will solve the problems that have hit the aircraft recently. --ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG

Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is sticking to its Dreamliner order and is confident that Boeing will solve the problems that have hit the aircraft recently.

A spokesman told The Straits Times on Wednesday: "Boeing has kept us fully informed about the performance of the 787 since we committed to acquire the aircraft. We are confident that Boeing's ongoing performance monitoring and external review process will identify and resolve any issues, and look forward to taking delivery of our first 787 on schedule in late 2014."

The airline has ordered 20 of these planes. Her comments come in the wake of a decision to ground all 24 of Japan's B-787 passenger jets for safety checks.

This was after a plane operated by All Nippon Airways made an emergency landing in western Japan on Wednesday morning following a cockpit message that indicated battery problems. It was the latest of a series of problems including a battery fire and a fuel leak on the aircraft. The United States Federal Aviation Administration has launched a comprehensive safety review of the plane's critical systems