FAA Orders Inspections Following Boeing Dreamliner Fuel Leaks

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 5:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Association has begun requiring inspections of Boeing Co.’s troubled 787 Dreamliner over concerns of a potentially hazardous fuel leak, the agency said Wednesday, one day after a Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing in New Orleans due to mechanical problems.

In the immediately effective airworthiness directive published in the federal register, the FAA said improper assembly of Model 787-8 airplane parts at a Boeing factory may result in a hazardous fuel leak that could cause a fire following contact with hot...
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