12/5/2012
The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines to inspect 787 Dreamliners for improperly installed fuel-line connectors that could result in leaks or even fires. The fuel leaks were reported by airlines on two in-service 787s, and subsequent inspections by Boeing of jets in service or still in production revealed some fuel line connectors were installed incorrectly. While Boeing recommended such inspections to 787 customers on 25 Nov., the FAA airworthiness directive makes it mandatory. A Boeing spokesperson said the inspections have already been completed on about half of the 38 airplanes delivered so far. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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