After a series of technical problems involving
the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the on Friday ordered a review of the
long-haul airplane's design and manufacture.
Shares of aircraft manufacturer Boeing dropped 2 per cent on the news of the investigation.
Receiving the go ahead for production in 2011, the Dreamliner has suffered technical setbacks including several this week.
The most spectacular of these was an electrical system fire in a Japan Airlines Dreamliner that was on the ground Monday in Boston. No passengers were on board at the time.
On Friday, an All Nippon Airways-owned aircraft developed a spider-net shaped crack in a cockpit window during a domestic flight and an oil leak was detected in another ANA Dreamliner after landing in southern Japan.
ANA was the first customer for the Dreamliner. Boeing has since delivered 50 units to a total of eight customers.
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