More safety concerns for Boeing as FAA says its 'Dreamliner' planes could lose braking and steering function - taking nearly 100 of the 787 jets out of the air for $5million repairs
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June 5, 2019 - by Laura Collins dailymail.com
- The Federal Aviation Administration have identified safety flaws in Boeing's 787 jets - called the Dreamliner, DailyMail.com can reveal.
- The tires and wheels of the 787-9 and 787-8 jets 'could be susceptible to damage, which could result in a loss of braking on one main landing gear truck'
- The FAA also found an issue that could see a 'loss of nose wheel steering and loss of directional control on the ground when below rudder effectiveness speed'
- Repairs required to fix this particular safety concern will cost more than $5million, the FAA reports
- This model is flown by 72 major airlines including United, Virgin Atlantic and American and will affect an estimated 87 airplanes
Boeing has been hit by new safety concerns affecting two further plane models and..