TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

FAA declares Boeing 787's design, manufacture safe

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By The Associated Press
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Boeing's design and manufacture of its cutting-edge 787 jetliner is safe despite the plane's many problems since its rollout, including a fire that forced a redesign of the plane's batteries, according to a report issued jointly Wednesday by the Federal Aviation Administration and the aircraft maker.

The yearlong review concluded “the aircraft was soundly designed, met its intended safety level, and that the manufacturer and the FAA had effective processes in place to identify and correct issues that emerged before and after certification,” the agency said in a statement.

The report made seven recommendations for further improvements by Boeing and FAA.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta asked for the review in January 2013 after a lithium-ion battery caught fire on a 787 parked at Logan International Airport in Boston. A battery aboard another 787 failed less than two weeks later.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Consumer spending inches up in February as income soars
  2. Stocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales
  3. Nonprofit Concordia Lutheran Ministries adjusts to marketplace realities
  4. GNC will expand its testing of supplements in settlement with NY
  5. UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost fight
  6. Michigan man takes Heinz to court over Dip & Squeeze ketchup packet
  7. Increased credit card use reflects confidence, flat wages
  8. Canadian company centers its Marcellus push in Southpointe
  9. U.S. shale drillers try to keep costs competitive with oil from abroad
  10. Sale to knock Louisville Slugger baseball bat family outta the park
  11. Spike in home sales may not last