FAA Set To Review Safety Of The New Boeing 787 Airliner

by | January 11th, 2013

January 11, 2013

Despite officials such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Michael Huerta and Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood giving praise to the new Boeing 787 aircraft, the FAA has issued a statement voicing concerns over several problems the aircraft has had that could potentially lead to a serious accident.

USA Today reports the FAA will review the aircraft after one of the aircraft flying in Japan earlier this week reported a fire sparked by an auxiliary power unit that was being utilized by maintenance and cleaning crews aboard the aircraft. Another plane suffered a cracked cockpit window, while a third plane in Boston, Massachusetts, had a fuel leak. These issues were only compounded by several of the jets flying in Japan needing to be grounded after brake problems were discovered.

Huerta went on to point out that the review would be focused on the aircraft’s electronic system and would be completed in an “expeditious” manner, yet declined to say how long the investigation would take.

Officials say that they are confident the problems are just part of working the bugs out of a new model, but each of these malfunctions led to a serious Aviation Accident with another aircraft in the past, leaving many citizens concerned over the aircraft’s safety.

The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy hope the review can pinpoint the problems that need to be addressed to create a safer means of air travel.