The FAA has acted  in the wake of yesterday's emergency landing  by an ANA Dreamliner in Japan, and grounded all U.S.-registered 787 aircraft. The no-fly edict, which supersedes last week's review , following the Boston undercarriage fire, will remain in place until Boeing  can guarantee the safety of the plane's Lithium-Ion  batteries. The FAA's move is a blow for Boeing, whose share price closed 3% lower  on Wall Street yesterday.
The flight ban means that aircraft from Chile, Poland, Qatar , and India will be sitting on the tarmac, as well as 787s from Japan and the U.S. The only domestic airline currently affected is United Airlines , which has some half-dozen Dreamliners in its full fleet. The Dreamliner received its FAA certification three years late , after the government agency put it through its paces by making it undergo some 4,000 tests.
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