Boeing Statement on FAA Joint Review on 787

                 Boeing Statement on FAA Joint Review on 787

PR Newswire

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 11, 2013

EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing [NYSE:BA] is confident in
the design and performance of the 787. It is a safe and efficient airplane
that brings tremendous value to our customers and an improved flying
experience to their passengers.

The airplane has logged 50,000 hours of flight and there are more than 150
flights occurring daily. Its in-service performance is on par with the
industry's best-ever introduction into service – the Boeing 777. Like the 777,
at 15 months of service, we are seeing the 787's fleet wide dispatch
reliability well above 90 percent.

More than a year ago, the 787 completed the most robust and rigorous
certification process in the history of the FAA. We remain fully confident in
the airplane's design and production system.

Regular reviews of program and technical progress are an important part of the
validation and oversight process that has created today's safe and efficient
air transportation system. While the 787's reliability is on par with the best
in class, we have experienced in-service issues in recent months and we are
never satisfied while there is room for improvement. For that reason, today we
jointly announced with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the
start of a review of the 787's recent issues and critical systems.

We welcome the opportunity to conduct this joint review. Our standard practice
calls on us to apply rigorous and ongoing validation of our tools, processes
and systems so that we can always be ensured that our products bring the
highest levels of safety and reliability to our customers.

Just as we are confident in the airplane, we are equally confident in the
regulatory process that has been applied to the 787 since its design
inception. With this airplane, the FAA conducted its most robust certification
process ever. We expect that this review will complement that effort.

Lori Gunter
787 Communications
+1 206-931-5919


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