787 Fuel Leak A Coating Issue - Japanese Ministry

February 22, 2013

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Japan’s transport ministry said on Friday its fuel leak investigation on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet indicated the cause to be a coating around the mechanism that controls fuel movement between tanks.

The ministry launched the investigation after two fuel leaks on a 787 operated by Japan Airlines, just days before authorities around the world grounded the new lightweight passenger jets after battery problems.