FAA Orders Review of 787 Dreamliner

At a press conference Friday to discuss Boeing’s controversial new aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, federal officials denied claims that it’s flawed: “There is nothing in the data to suggest that this aircraft is unsafe.” Still, the FAA has ordered a comprehensive review of the so-called sophiscated new aircraft after two separate mishaps on flights in Japan. A cockpit window on a Dreamliner jet cracked during domestic flight from Tokyo to Matsuyama, and the same airline said oil was found leaking from a 787 Dreamliner after the aircraft landed at Miyazaki Airport in Japan. The Dreamliner was introduced to much fanfare in 2011 but has since been hampered by production delays that left deliveries three years behind schedule.