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FAA Will Review Boeing 787 Dreamliner

United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Darren Booth | CNBC
United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The FAA will conduct a special review of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner power system, CNBC has learned from sources Thursday. The review will likely examine the design and manufacturing process of the plane, and could take several weeks, perhaps even a couple of months.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet has suffered three mishaps this week, heightening safety concerns after a string of setbacks for the new aircraft.

Japan's All Nippon Airways said Wednesday it was forced to cancel a 787 Dreamliner flight scheduled to fly from Yamaguchi prefecture in western Japan to Tokyo due to brake problems.

That followed a fuel leak on Tuesday that forced a 787 operated by Japan Airlines to cancel take-off at Boston's Logan International Airport, a day after an electrical fire on another 787 after a JAL flight to Boston from Tokyo.

- Reuters contributed to this report.

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