Why You Probably Won't Remember the 787's Rough Start

A fire broke out on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner parked at Logan International Airport in Boston on Jan. 7 Photograph by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

In terms of news media coverage, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is roughly in the same league as the newborn royal prince: The headlines are unceasing, try as you might to escape them. After its grounding by U.S. regulators early this year, each 787 flight that is now canceled, diverted, or delayed—regardless of how significant the cause—puts the new airplane back in the spotlight.

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