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American aircraft builder Boeing announced that deliveries
of its 787 Dreamliner planes had been delayed again due to a manufacturing
According to The
Associated Press, Boeing revealed on Tuesday that fittings on part of the
tail, called the horizontal stabilizer, are now being inspected for a “nonconforming
condition,” company officials said.
The horizontal stabilizer inspections and any associated
repairs are expected to impact near-term deliveries, but Boeing said the issues
wouldn’t disrupt the company’s forecast of deliveries for the full year.
The aircraft manufacturer did not reveal how many 787
Dreamliners were impacted by the possible defect, but did acknowledge that the
flaw was “not a safety issue,” and that planes in service would be permitted to
Boeing officials said the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) and airlines had been notified of the issues with the horizontal
The company has faced multiple production problems with the 787
and the 737 MAX in recent months that pushed back some estimated delivery dates
for airlines that expected new planes in time for the busy summer season.
Last month, Boeing announced the release of a data modeling
tool, dubbed the Boeing
Cascade Climate Impact Model, to help support commercial aviation's path
toward net zero carbon emissions.
The Cascade tool identifies the effects of a range of
sustainability solutions to reduce aviation's carbon emissions and is
accessible on the airplane manufacturer’s new Sustainable Aerospace Together
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