FAA to conduct safety review of Boeing 787

By Jerry Limone
The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that it will conduct a safety review of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to “further ensure that the aircraft meets the FAA’s high level of safety.”

The announcement comes following a battery fire on a Japan Airlines 787 while on the ground at Boston Logan on Monday.

The FAA said it will review the 787’s “critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly.”

“We are confident that the aircraft is safe. But we need to have a complete understanding of what is happening," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "We are conducting the review to further ensure that the aircraft meets our high safety standards.”

United Airlines is the only U.S. airline operating the 787, with six airplanes in service, noted the FAA.
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