Boeing does not come out of the crisis: 787 becomes a nightmare

The Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) is one of the affected airlines that has to leave its Boeing 787 on the ground for a short time.

Boeing has already worked improperly again: During the manufacture of the Dreamliner, i.e. the Boeing 787, parts were produced that did not meet the technical standards. This reported the “Wall Street Journal” with reference to an internal memo of the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The defect concerned the rear fuselage of the Boeing 787. It could have been corrected at the next normal inspection. Recently, however, a second defect was discovered: the quality of the materials used to fill the gaps between the individual sections of the aircraft fuselage was not checked.

Both shortcomings together resulted in Boeing volunteering eight aircraft for immediate two-week repairs in August. Because in the combination, according to the “Wall Street Journal”, the deficiencies could become a potential danger under extreme flight conditions. Obviously, the aircraft manufacturer has learned from its mistakes – the faulty Boeing 737 Max was only withdrawn from service when two planes crashed.

Boeing publishes the third defect on its Dreamliner

A few days ago Boeing published a third manufacturing defect: this time parts of the tail are affected. Boeing told the Wall Street Journal that the problem was not an “immediate aviation safety problem.” So it has been fixed on planes that have not yet been delivered. Whether the vast majority of Boeing 787s in service with the airlines is affected is still being examined. In the worst case, the airlines have to spontaneously forego using their Boeing 787s.

Boeing 787 customers include United Airlines, Air Canada, Singapore Airlines and All Nippon Airways (ANA). Lufthansa can at least breathe a sigh of relief in this matter; It does not fly a Boeing 787. The airline is suffering from the Boeing chaos in another way: the delivery of the new Boeing 777-9s ordered by Lufthansa has been postponed to 2021.

The delivery of the Boeing 787 will also be delayed due to the defects found. The aircraft manufacturer’s share reacted to this – with a descent.


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