Boeing: Fire extinguisher problem fault of supplier

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

The wiring fault on fire extinguishers for engines of All Nippon Airways Boeing (BA) 787 aircraft was due to improper assembly of bottles at the supplier, Boeing says.

The problems, which were discovered on Wednesday, wouldn't have presented a flight-safety issue, as the jet has other means of putting out engine fires, the company says.

United Continental Holdings (UAL) has also reportedly found at least one instance of the improperly assembled extinguishers.

Meanwhile, Canada has belatedly ordered an inspection of Honeywell (HON) made emergency beacons on most Boeing and Airbus (EADSF.PK) jets after one of the devices was linked to a fire on an Ethiopian Airways 787. The order comes over two weeks after Boeing recommended such checks on a number of its models.