Reuters - Video

EDITION: U.S. | U.K. | IN

Top News

U.S. in Dreamliner probe

Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 - 02:04

Jan. 11 - The Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration stand behind the safety of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a press conference, but the U.S. government is concerned and will launch a comprehensive review of the plane after a growing list of incidents, the latest being a cracked cockpit window and oil leak on two separate flights. Conway G. Gittens reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

The Boeing Dreamliner 787 gets a vote of confidence from the U.S government - with a caveat. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he would still board a 787, but: SOUNDBITE: U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY RAY LAHOOD (ENGLISH) SAYING: "We are concerned about recent events involving Boeing 787. That's why today we are announcing that we are conducting a comprehensive review of the design and production of the Boeing 787." The latest safety events are a cracked cockpit window on Friday and oil leaking from a different plane. And that follows separate plane with brake problems, oil leaks, and a fire - all in one week. Ray Conner, chief of Boeing's Commercial airplane division, says the plane maker is taking these incidents seriously. SOUNDBITE: RAY CONNER, CEO, BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE DIVISION (ENGLISH) SAYING: "We welcome any opportunity to further assure people outside of the industry about the integrity of the airplane and the processes that bring them to life but it's important to emphasize every new commercial airplane has issues as they enter service and none of these in service issues have ever seen thus far alters our confidence in the 787. We are fully committed to resolving any issue that affects the reliability of our airplanes." But assurances are not enough, so the Federal Aviation Administration is ordering a comprehensive review, says administrator Michael Huerta. SOUNDBITE: MICHAEL HUERTA, ADMINISTRATOR, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (ENGLISH) SAYING: "We are going to put an emphasis on the electrical systems of the airplane. What this included is components such as batteries and power distribution panels. We will also look at how the electrical and the mechanical systems of the airplane interact with one another." Boeing is under close scrutiny because the Dreamliner is the first passenger aircraft to use carbon-composite material. Airlines like it because it helps them cut fuel costs by 20 percent and even with this week's problems - most have voiced little if any concern.

U.S. in Dreamliner probe

Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 - 02:04

The Exchange »

The Exchange: Hot commodity The Exchange: Hot commodity

Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - (9:25)

The Exchange: Constitutional crusade The Exchange: Constitutional crusade

Wed, 25 Jun, 2014 - (11:35)

The Exchange: The value of money The Exchange: The value of money

Mon, 02 Jun, 2014 - (9:53)

The Exchange: China’s Second Continent The Exchange: China’s Second Continent

Tue, 27 May, 2014 - (9:35)

The Exchange: A master of business arts The Exchange: A master of business arts

Thu, 08 May, 2014 - (8:24)

The Exchange: America's bankrupt cities The Exchange: America's bankrupt cities

Mon, 05 May, 2014 - (8:52)

The Exchange: Let the rocking commence The Exchange: Let the rocking commence

Tue, 08 Apr, 2014 - (8:13)

The Exchange: The Moneyball fallacies The Exchange: The Moneyball fallacies

Mon, 24 Mar, 2014 - (9:54)

Is doing good a good business? Is doing good a good business?

Mon, 17 Mar, 2014 - (7:38)

Oddly Enough »

Snow leopard cubs make Bronx Zoo debut Snow leopard cubs make Bronx Zoo debut

Wed, 20 Aug, 2014 - (0:41)

Eco-friendly bench keeps your tech fully charged Eco-friendly bench keeps your tech fully...

Tue, 19 Aug, 2014 - (1:55)

A cheetah cub and a puppy make friends A cheetah cub and a puppy make friends

Tue, 19 Aug, 2014 - (0:48)

Bug eaters unite in Tokyo Bug eaters unite in Tokyo

Tue, 19 Aug, 2014 - (1:23)

Tango dancers put best feet forward Tango dancers put best feet forward

Tue, 19 Aug, 2014 - (1:08)

Giraffe calf checks out new surroundings Giraffe calf checks out new surroundings

Mon, 18 Aug, 2014 - (0:42)

Bolivian priest blesses beloved pups Bolivian priest blesses beloved pups

Sun, 17 Aug, 2014 - (1:25)

Gamescom opens to the public Gamescom opens to the public

Thu, 14 Aug, 2014 - (1:05)

Reuters Investigates »

Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead" Re-homing victim: "I could have been dead"

Wed, 19 Feb, 2014 - (8:24)

Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest Cops and loggers in the Amazon rainforest

Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 - (4:01)

"Passed around like a dog" "Passed around like a dog"

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (6:32)

Adopted, then abandoned online Adopted, then abandoned online

Thu, 29 Aug, 2013 - (13:21)

How the DEA keeps its secrets secret How the DEA keeps its secrets secret

Mon, 05 Aug, 2013 - (1:36)

How education lost its role as the great equalizer - Reuters Investigates How education lost its role as the great...

Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 - (7:52)

Jihad Jane: From abused child to American jihadist - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: From abused child to American...

Sun, 09 Dec, 2012 - (10:01)

Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters Investigates Jihad Jane: The order to kill - Reuters...

Mon, 10 Dec, 2012 - (10:39)

Moving Pictures »

"Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay "Old timers" sail the Chesapeake Bay

Mon, 11 Aug, 2014 - (2:27)

Burned memories Burned memories

Fri, 08 Aug, 2014 - (3:02)

Images of July Images of July

Fri, 01 Aug, 2014 - (1:20)

World Cup: passion on the pitch World Cup: passion on the pitch

Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - (1:00)

A refugee in America gives back A refugee in America gives back

Thu, 03 Jul, 2014 - (3:25)

A long search for refuge A long search for refuge

Fri, 20 Jun, 2014 - (3:04)

World Cup: Around the globe in 50 goals World Cup: Around the globe in 50 goals

Fri, 06 Jun, 2014 - (1:08)

VIVID – Sydney’s spectacle of light VIVID – Sydney’s spectacle of light

Fri, 30 May, 2014 - (1:37)

The week that changed Boston The week that changed Boston

Mon, 14 Apr, 2014 - (3:28)