BA has welcomed the review of the B787 Dreamliner being carried out jointly by manufacturer Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA has now grounded US-operated Dreamliners and many other airlines already using the aircraft have followed their lead following a series of safety issues. The majority of these involve problems with batteries.

BA is set to receive its first B787-8 in May and a further three by the end of the year and is confident that any safety concerns will be fully addressed by Boeing and the FAA as part of their review.

Willie Walsh, IAG chief executive said: “We welcome the joint review and remain committed to taking delivery of the aircraft.”

In a statement, Boeing said: “The safety of passengers and crew members who fly aboard Boeing airplanes is our highest priority.

“Boeing is committed to supporting the FAA and finding answers as quickly as possible. The company is working around the clock with its customers and the various regulatory and investigative authorities. We will make available the entire resources of The Boeing Company to assist.

“We are confident the 787 is safe and we stand behind its overall integrity. We will be taking every necessary step in the coming days to assure our customers and the traveling public of the 787’s safety and to return the airplanes to service.

“Boeing deeply regrets the impact that recent events have had on the operating schedules of our customers and the inconvenience to them and their passengers.”