The flight deck of a Boeing 787 is shown at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after it landed on the first day of service on a Tokyo-Seattle route. Boeing's Dreamliner has had a rough week, capped off Friday with a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to review everything from the design to manufacturing of the new airplane. Government officials were quick to say that the plane is safe, however a fire Monday and subsequent spate of technical problems raised enough questions to prompt this highly unusual review.
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published Friday, January 11th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The government stepped in Friday to assure the public that Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week.