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FAA will review Boeing 787 design and production following recent incidents
11 January 2013
File photo of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (photo: Andrew W. Sieber)

File photo of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (photo: Andrew W. Sieber)

In light of a series of recent events, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that will conduct a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly. The purpose of the review is to validate the work conducted during the certification process.

A team of FAA and Boeing engineers and inspectors will conduct this joint review, with an emphasis on the aircraft’s electrical power and distribution system. The review will also examine how the electrical and mechanical systems interact with each other.

The review will be structured to provide a broader view of design, manufacturing and assembly and will not focus exclusively on individual events, the FAA said.

United Airlines is currently the only U.S. airline operating the 787, with six airplanes in service. The worldwide in-service fleet includes 50 aircraft.

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