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FAA to Review Boeings 787

Manufacturing Group | January 11, 2013

According to CNBC, the FAA will conduct a special review of the Boeing 787's power system.

The review will likely examine the design and manufacturing process of the plane, which the company has dubbed the Dreamliner, and could take several weeks, perhaps even a couple of months.

Boeing's 787 jet has suffered several mishaps this week, heightening safety concerns after a string of setbacks for the new aircraft, which is the aircraft maker's foray into new materials and systems that lighten the plane and make it more fuel-efficient. So far, airlines attracted to the savings have bought nearly 900 of them with a price tag of $207 million each. Only 46 have been delivered as yet, however.

The Dreamliner made its commercial flight debut in late-2011, following a series of production delays. It's the world's first carbon-composite jet.

The aircraft was hit by two separate events on January 4, 2013, both involving All Nippon Airways.

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