Washington: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has clarified that it is going to inspect the emergency locator beacons on U.S. jetliners, while denying to any speculations made on their removal from the Boeing 787 series.
Earlier, the emergency devices were blamed for a fire in a parked Boeing 787 at the London airport on July 12.
FAA said that it is working closely with the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch into the Ethiopian Airlines fire probe, the Fox News reports.
According to the report, Honeywell International designed beacons are made to send out a signal for rescuers to locate the wreckage after a crash.
FAA further added that it is preparing an airworthiness directive requiring the inspections of the Boeing Dreamliners.
First Published: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 17:21