FAA ordering review of Boeing 787 Dreamliner
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Federal regulators will review critical systems of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet after a fuel leak and fire in two separate cases this week, according to a statement on Friday. No one was injured in the two incidents. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta and Ray Conner, Boeing commercial airplanes president, will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Eastern, according to a statement from the FAA. They’ll “discuss a comprehensive review of Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly.” The FAA officially approved the production of the 787 in Aug., 2011, after a “a rigorous review…of Boeing’s quality system, production tooling, manufacturing processes and controls, inspection methods, and supplier control procedures.” Shares of Boeing fell 1% in premarket trades.
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