The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness directive Wednesday for certain Boeing 787 aircraft. (FAA) on Wednesday issued an airworthiness directive for certain Boeing 787 aircraft, calling for inspection of the jets following reports of broken decompression panels.
Decompression panels are what separate the passenger compartment from the cargo compartment on an aircraft.
The directive comes at a time when Boeing is facing multiple production failures on its 787 Dreamliners that have led to intensive inspections and more than 80 undelivered planes, Reuters reported.
The air safety regulator estimates that the directive affects 222 Dreamliner aircraft.