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India not to ground Boeing's Dreamliner


15:52, January 16, 2013

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- India's civil aviation regulator Wednesday made it clear that it has currently no plans to ground Boeing's Dreamliner aircraft, acquired by the country's flagship airlines Air India recently, in the wake of Japan's two biggest airlines grounding their fleets following glitches.

"There are no plans to ground the Dreamliner right now," Arun Mishra, the director general of Civil Aviation, told the media in the national capital.

However, he said that it would soon undertake a safety audit of the six 787 Dreamliner aircraft currently operated by Air India.

"We will review the situation in consultation with Boeing and Air India. I am in touch with Boeing and they are going to give me an update on the electrical problems they suffered in Japan," Mishra said.

In fact, Air India had inked a multi-billion-dollar deal with the U.S.-based manufacturer in 2005 to acquire 27 Dreamliner aircraft, out of which it has only got six planes till date, while the remaining aircraft are to be delivered by Boeing by 2016.

Japan's All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines have grounded 17 Dreamliners and seven 787s respectively recently after the aircraft suffered glitches like fuel leaks, a cracked cockpit window, brake problems and an electrical fire.

The latest incident happened this morning when a Tokyo-bound All Nippon Airways flight NH 692 from Yamaguchi Ube in western Japan was forced to return shortly after it took off after smoke was detected in the cockpit.

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