Source: U.S. officials to review Boeing's Dreamliner

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, which had three mishaps this week, will be the focus of a review by U.S. aviation authorities, according to Bloomberg News. The review reportedly will focus on the plane's power system.

U.S. transportation officials will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss issues related to recent electrical problems on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The source, who declined to be identified because the information is not public, declined to provide further details.

The Federal Aviation Administration will announce a review of the jet's power system at the Friday press conference, according to Bloomberg News.

The jet this week has experienced three mishaps in as many days, including an electrical fire that caused severe damage to a plane.

The FAA declined to comment.

A battery fire on a 787 jet operated by Japan Airlines occurred in Boston on Monday while the empty plane was parked at a gate after passengers had disembarked. That was followed by a fuel leak on another JAL 787 on Tuesday, and by brake problems on an All Nippon Airways 787 that forced the airline to cancel a flight on Wednesday.

In another incident involving a Dreamliner, a crack appeared in a cockpit window on an All Nippon Airway's domestic 787 Dreamliner flight, but the plane landed safely and no one on board was injured, the company said.

The flight, which left from Tokyo's Haneda Airport, landed safely in Matsuyama airport in western Japan Friday morning.

"Cracks appear a few times every year in other planes. We do not see this as a sign of a fundamental problem" with Boeing's aircraft, an ANA spokesman said.

 

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