Further problems for Boeing’s 787, FAA to begin review

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SummaryThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would examine critical systems on the Boeing 787, including design, manufacture and assembly of the aircraft.

US authorities on Friday said they would order a review of electrical systems in Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner following a spate of incidents, including a battery fire earlier this week in Boston.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would examine critical systems on the Boeing 787, including design, manufacture and assembly of the aircraft.

Earlier on Friday, All Nippon Airlines of Japan reported cracks in the cockpit window of a 787 Dreamliner heading from Tokyo to Matsuyama, the third time that cracks had appeared in the windshield of one of the 17 787s operated by ANA. Meanwhile, Japan Airlines said a separate incident Tuesday involving a fuel leak on a 787 was because one of four fuel valves connecting two tanks had been left open.

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