Boeing Grounds Some Dreamliners After Manufacturing Defect is Found

By Kurt Stolz on 29 August 2020
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner cockpit while in flight

Boeing said it has grounded eight of its high-tech 787 Dreamliners after finding a manufacturing issue.  The wide-body airliner is one of the company’s most successful products, despite a highly publicized grounding of the fleet over a battery issue in 2013.

The eight planes will be inspected and repaired. The issue relates to how parts of the fuselage were joined together, the company said in a statement.

“Boeing has identified two distinct manufacturing issues in the join of certain 787 aftbody fuselage sections, which, in combination, result in a condition that does not meet our design standards,” the statement read.

Boeing said it will conduct a thorough review into cause of the issue.   Almost 1,000 Dreamliners have been delivered to 69 different airlines since the aircraft’s launch flight in 2011.

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