The Boeing Company and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have started a joint review of the company’s new 787 Dreamliner after a series of issues and critical systems experienced problems aboard in-service planes, Boeing said in a press statement on Friday.
“Boeing is confident in the design and performance of the 787,” the company said on Friday. “It is a safe and efficient airplane that brings tremendous value to our customers and an improved flying experience to their passengers.
“The airplane has logged 50,000 hours of flight and there are more than 150 flights occurring daily. Like the Boeing 777, at 15 months of service, we are seeing the 787's fleet wide dispatch reliability well above 90 percent.”
More than a year ago, the 787 completed the most robust and rigorous certification process in the history of the FAA.
“Regular reviews of program and technical progress are an important part of the validation and oversight process that has created today's safe and efficient air transportation system,” Boeing said. “We have experienced in-service issues in recent months and we are never satisfied while there is room for improvement. For that reason, we jointly announced with the FAA the start of a review of the 787's recent issues and critical systems. We welcome the opportunity to conduct this joint review.”
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