Boeing grounds eight 787 Dreamliner Jets over manufacturing error

*Manufacturer’s woes continue as it takes 8 more airplanes out of service

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As the foremost aircraft manufacturer battles to get re-certification for its grounded 737 Max Jet, and probably return to the sky soon, Boeing yet has discovered an issue in the manufacturing process of eight of its successful widebody 787 Dreamliner noted for a long haul and comfort.

ConsumerConnect learnt that an early diagnosis indicated that the problem stems from two distinct manufacturing issues in the join of certain 787 aftbody (at back of aircraft) fuselage sections.

The company in a statement said that the discovery, in combination, “result(s) in a condition that does not meet our design standards.”

According to Boeing, as a thorough review is being conducted to get to the base cause of the problem, meanwhile, eight of the planes will be grounded for inspection and repair.

Production of the 787 Dreamliner was reported to have slowed considerably since the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began, primarily because there was little travel being done internationally since then.

Long-haul flights have typically been where the aircraft shines due to its comfort and fuel efficiency, report said.

It is recalled that as Boeing problems continue, the 787 Dreamliner was temporarily grounded in 2013 when its lithium batteries created fires, and a whistleblower brought up potential safety issues with the plane in 2019.

Boeing’s problems extend much further than this latest issue with its 787 Dreamliner,

The FAA recently outlined proposed changes to Boeing jets, following two fatal crashes involving the company’s 737 MAX jets in recent years.

The company declined to name the three airlines that own the 787s grounded for inspections.

However, aviation news site ‘The Air Current’ cites a source familiar with the situation as pegging United, Air Canada, and Singapore Airlines as the owners of the eight grounded planes.

Spokespeople for Singapore and United confirmed Air Current’s information, report stated.

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