Boeing is a US multinational aerospace and defence group, which was founded in 1916 by William Boeing. The company merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997, and its business units include Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA); Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS); Engineering, Operations & Technology; Boeing Capital; and Boeing Shared Services Group.

The FAA launched its review after one battery caught fire in a parked 787 in January, and a second battery problem shortly after prompted regulators to ground the entire fleet. Photo: AP

Boeing, FAA defend approval of 787 Dreamliner

Boeing and federal regulators have told US lawmakers they learned crucial lessons from the 787 Dreamliner’s battery problems, but they defended the certification process as “quite robust” and safe enough.