Both ANA and JAL are grounding their 787 Dreamliner fleets today following another incident involving a battery warning and smoke in the cockpit, this time on a domestic flight in Japan. This is the latest in a string of incidents affecting the type in recent weeks. And while "teething problems" have existed for nearly every new type that doesn't mean it is necessary to simply press on without time to investigate and remediate. 

The 787 will fly for many, many years carrying millions and millions of passengers. It shows signs of being an absolutely wonderful aircraft. But until the manufacturer and operators can figure out why it keeps breaking there isn't really much of a reason to purposefully fly on one. And there isn't much reason to operate them, either.
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