Fri January 11, 2013
FAA To Review Boeing's 787 After Two Safety Incidents
The Federal Aviation Administration said this morning that the Boeing 787 will undergo a comprehensive design, manufacture and assembly review. The announcement follows two separate incidents with the so-called Dreamliners operated by Japan Airlines. The first was a fire in a battery pack of an auxiliary power unit and the second was a fuel leak.
Richard Aboulafia is an aviation analyst with the Teal Group. Aboulafia told KUOW News that the FAA review is not unprecedented, but it is unusual.