FAA Declares Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Safe, Of Sound Design

The 787 Dreamliner in Boeing livery takes off for its first flight. | Courtesy of Dave Sizer/Wikimedia Commons
The 787 Dreamliner in Boeing livery takes off for its first flight. | Courtesy of Dave Sizer/Wikimedia Commons

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has been declared safe and of sound design by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Since its introduction, the aircraft has been beleaguered by a series of problems, including leaking fuel systems and brake issues. The most high-profile issue with the plane was a problem with its lithium batteries, which spurred a three-and-a-half month grounding last year. The FAA’s review was spurred by these issues.

Despite clearing the 787, the FAA did issue seven directives for Boeing, including that Boeing ensure its suppliers are aware of quality standards.

According to Boeing’s most recent fourth quarter earnings statement, the company sold 65 Dreamliners in 2013 and is expected to deliver 110 of the aircraft in 2014.

Read more at the St. Louis Business Journal


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