The FAA is issuing an airworthiness directive to 787 operators that a software glitch could cause a total loss of electrical power that can cause loss of control of the airplane.
The problem, the FAA said, can occur after a Dreamliner remains connected to onboard or ground-based electric power without a break for a period of 248 consecutive days. As a result, the agency is ordering airlines operating the plane to periodically shut down the plane’s power systems. Doing so, it said, will alleviate the hazard.
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