FAA chief says agency believes Boeing 787 safe

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, Boeing's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787, sits on the tarmac at Huntsville International Airport after a 3600-mile flight from Dublin, in Huntsville, Ala. Boeing executives insisted Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013,  that its 787 Dreamliner is safe, and investors rallied behind the company. But federal investigators are probing a Monday, Jan 7, 2013 fire aboard an empty 787 in Boston, the latest glitch for a high-profile jet that has a lot riding on it, both for Boeing and its airline customers. (AP Photo/The Huntsville Times, Eric Schultz, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Federal Aviation Administration says he's confident the Boeing 787 is safe, but he remains concerned about recent incidents, including a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.

Michael Huerta, the FAA administrator, said at a news conference Friday that there is nothing in the data the agency has seen to suggest the plane isn't safe.

FAA also announced it is undertaking a comprehensive review of the 787s critical systems, including design, manufacture and assembly.

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