On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered airlines to keep their 787s on the ground until it can be shown that the plane’s lithium-ion batteries are safe. Thursday, European regulators grounded all 787s in Europe, the Chicago Tribune noted.
The action comes after a series of incidents involving the new jet. On Wednesday, an All Nippon Airways 787 was forced to make an emergency landing in Japan after a burning smell was detected in the cockpit.
Earlier this month, a Japan Airlines 787 suffered a fire in an auxiliary power system while it was on the ground at Logan Airport in Boston.
Only a limited number of 787s are in currently in service. The plane experienced a number of production delays, but has secured numerous orders from airlines all over the world. In the U.S., only United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) currently operates Dreamliners.
Boeing said that it was working with regulators to resolve questions about the 787 Dreamliner’s safety.
Late last week, the FAA had requested a review of the aircraft’s design and production, but said it considered the plane safe for passengers.
Shares of Boeing fell more than 1% in Thursday morning trading.