FAA orders fuel line connector inspections on 787

FAA orders fuel line connector inspections on 787

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A Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is pictured at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, southern England, on July 9, 2012. Boeing was set to steal a march over European rival Airbus at the Farnborough airshow which began on Monday, with the US planemaker expected to secure big orders for its new 737 MAX jet. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:11 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines to inspect the fuel line connectors on all Boeing 787s

The safety directive was issued after fuels leaks were reported on two in-service Dreamliners.

Airlines have one week to check the fuel line system wires and 21 days to check the fuel line connectors.

Boeing recommended similar inspections in November.

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