US aviation regulators order Boeing 787 safety checks

The US Federal Aviation Administration has ordered safety checks on all Boeing's 787 Dreamliners currently in service to confirm that fuel line connectors have been properly installed, Boeing has said.

The inspection will affect its fleet of 33 jets.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Safety checks have been ordered on Boeing's 787 Dreamliners Credit: REUTERS/Edgar Su

It follows concerns that some connectors have not been properly installed.

The plane is due to start flying from Heathrow next week.

The FAA requirement, due to be issued today, "makes mandatory inspections already recommended by Boeing," the company said.

Advertisement

Boeing 787 safety checks review

Aviation regulators in America have ordered urgent safety checks on Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner. It follows concerns that some fuel line connectors have not been properly installed. The plane is due to start flying from Heathrow next week.