Technical Issues Delay Delivery of 787 Dreamliners
Boeing Company, the manufacturers of the 787 Dreamliner are inspecting some manufacturing issues in their aircrafts
American plane maker The Boeing Company reported a delay in the delivery of its 787 Dreamliner jets, citing a new manufacturing issue. This comes some days after the company reported two separate problems that forced the grounding of eight 787 airplanes.
During the fabrication of the 787 model’s horizontal stabiliser, the company learnt that some components were clamped with greater force than expected, that could result in improper gap verification and shimming.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that it is investigating possible manufacturing flaws, adding that issues in the horizontal stabiliser could require the inspection of almost 900 planes. The organization meanwhile clarified that this is not an immediate flight safety concern and that it is working on correcting it in the jets that are not yet delivered.
On Monday, the FAA said that there are another two manufacturing errors in the 787 Dreamliner, but it is not yet revealed if new inspections will be required for the same.
The plane makers also elaborated that while some airplanes have shims that are not proper size, some have areas that do not meet the skin flatness specifications.
Meanwhile, the world’s largest aerospace company also confirmed that they have a go ahead on the 737 MAX production in 2020, while they concurrently look at rectifying the 787 model.
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