After a succession of recent issues on customer 787 aircraft the FAA has set in motion a review of the newest Boeing airliner to include its design and manufacture process.
Boeing has had various delays during the development process and its first customers have been quick to use their new 787 aircraft on long haul routes.
The aircraft is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft flying, built using lightweight composite materials rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
The most recent incidents have been with the ANA and JAL Dreamliners, ANA being the first airline to receive the 787 into its fleet.
A Boeing said that the 787 problems where no worse than those that where experienced when the 777 was launched.
“We are absolutely confident in the reliability and performance of the 787,” Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said.
“We are working with the FAA and our customers to ensure we thoroughly understand any introductory issues that arise. While we take each issue seriously, nothing we’ve seen in service causes us to doubt the capabilities of the airplane.”
It has been reported that the head of Qatar Airways had criticised Boeing after one of its three new aircraft had to be grounded. He cited manufacturing faults as part of the problem.
Boeing has delivered 50 of the 787 aircraft with orders for nearly 800 more. The aircraft manufacturer has been increasing production of its 777 and 737 models and aims to complete 10 787 aircraft per month at its Washington state and South Carolina plants.