Hopefully, the hiatus will be temporary, and brief, but the U.S. FAA's grounding of the Boeing 787, by issuing an AD (Airworthiness Directive) on January 16 was not something that many would have forecast.  On the other hand, while unusual to the point of being rare, it's not unprecedented.  And, as we'll discuss further, the history on this sort of event goes back a significant distance in time. The most recent fleet grounding by the FAA followed the loss of a ...

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