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New-found Defect Prompts Expanded 787 Inspections

MIAMI – Boeing has expanded inspections of newly produced 787 Dreamliners after finding a previously disclosed manufacturing defect in sections of the jet where it hadn’t been initially detected, according to industry and government officials.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting today that Boeing engineers and US air-safety regulators agree the newly discovered problem doesn’t pose an imminent safety hazard. But the new issue is likely to ramp up a Federal Aviation Administration review of Boeing 787 production safeguards sparked earlier this year by other defects, one of these officials said.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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