Transport Secretary 'in close contact' over Dreamliner

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is being 'kept in close contact' with the Civil Aviation Authority about the Dreamliner problems - he is 'monitoring closely'.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft sits outside the Boeing assembly plant
Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft sits outside the Boeing assembly plant Credit: Reuters

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More Dreamliners grounded

Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been grounded for safety checks in the US, India and parts of Europe. Two major Japanese airlines grounded their planes yesterday after one was forced to make an emergency landing.