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Dreamliners grounded worldwide

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Boeing suffered another huge blow on Wednesday as US regulators ordered airlines to stop flying 787 Dreamliners until a fire risk linked to the plane's lithium batteries has been resolved. 

A Boeing ground test crew member checks out the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its long-waited first flight on December 15, 2009 at Boeing Field In Seattle, Washington. The Federal Aviation Administration grounded all US-registered Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft Wednesday to conduct a safety review.

Japan's two biggest airlines had already taken almost half the global fleet out of service, but the announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) means 30 of the world's 50 Dreamliners have now been grounded.

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