Boeing Finds Flaws In 787 Dreamliner Fuselage, AC Told To Ground Aircraft

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

In another bad news Boeing story, the aircraft manufacturer has uncovered two “distinct manufacturing issues” in the 787 Dreamliner fuselage. 

In total, eight Dreamliners are grounded for inspection and will undergo repairs of their fuselage parts, Boeing said in a statement.

Air Canada has 37 Dreamliners, considered Boeing’s marquee wide body jet, but it is not known at this time how many are affected by the grounding.

"Boeing has identified two distinct manufacturing issues in the join of certain 787 aftbody fuselage sections, which, in combination, result in a condition that does not meet our design standards," said Boeing in a statement. 

It said it has notified the Federal Aviation Administration and is conducting a review into the root cause of the problem.

“We determined that eight airplanes in the delivered fleet are affected by both issues and therefore must be inspected and repaired prior to continued operation,” Boeing said. 

“We immediately contacted the airlines that operate the eight affected airplanes to notify them of the situation, and the airplanes have been temporarily removed from service until they can be repaired.”

In addition to AC, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines were also affected by the grounding, according to The Air Current.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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