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Today the FAA ordered all U.S. airlines to ground Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft. That means United Airlines will not be flying any of the six aircraft it took from Boeing between September 22 and December 27 of last year, out of the 51 it has ordered. United is the only U.S. airline that has Dreamliners in service. Delta ordered 18 Dreamliner planes and leasing aircraft companies based in the U.S. have ordered a total of 92 planes on order.

The action comes on the heels of All Nippon Airways grounding all 17 of its Dreamliners after one of the planes was forced to make an emergency landing in western Japan earlier today. Poland’s LOT launched its Dreamliner service between Warsaw and Chicago earlier today. The flight is scheduled to land in Chicago at 7:28pm local time [editor note: it arrived at 7:40pm].

Commercial Airlines with Delivered Dreamliners:

Air IndiaIndia5
All Nippon AirwaysJapan17
Ethiopian AirlinesEthiopia4
Japan AirlinesJapan7
LAN AirlinesChile3
LOT Polish AirlinesPoland2
Qatar AirwaysQatar5
United Air LinesUSA6
Source: Boeing
Photo Credit: An All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner is seen after making an emergency landing at Takamatsu airport in western Japan January 16, 2013, in this photo taken by Kyodo. The plane made the landing in Takamatsu after smoke appeared in the plane's cockpit, but all 137 passengers and crew members were evacuated safely, Osaka Airport said on Wednesday. Kyodo News / Reuters