Agency orders Boeing 787 review

Dreamliner fire sparks safety check by aviation regulators

Posted: January 12, 2013 at 2:10 a.m.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston in November. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it is reviewing the design, manufacturing and assembly of the new line of jets.

U.S. regulators said Friday they will perform a far-reaching review of the design, manufacturing and assembly of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner after a fire on a Japan Airlines Co. jet this week and several incidents last year.

FAA to launch comprehensive review of Boeing 787

The Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.
[View Full-Size]

This story is only available from our archives.

Business, Pages 27 on 01/12/2013