Poland's Dreamliners grounded through October

  • Associated Press
  • February 14, 2013 - 4:53 AM

WARSAW, Poland - Poland's airline LOT says it is keeping both its Boeing 787 Dreamliners grounded through October while the U.S. aircraft maker seeks to eliminate a potential safety threat that occurred in some other Dreamliners.

The decision Thursday is a blow to Poland's national carrier which is cutting costs in an effort to survive.

It means LOT needs to extend lease on three Boeings 767 it currently uses and will seek to lease two more 767s for the summer season, spokesman Marek Klucinski told The Associated Press.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been grounded around the world after some of them developed battery problems.

One of LOT's Dreamliners remains in Chicago, one in Warsaw. Both are safe to fly, Klucinski said.

Boeing suspended delivery of three more planned for LOT this year.

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