Boeing 787 wing flaw extends inside plane
The wing damage that grounded Boeing's new composite plastic 787 Dreamliner occurred under less stress and is more extensive than previously reported.
By Dominic Gates
Archive Boeing doesn't know yet how long 787 fix will take
The wing damage that grounded Boeing's new composite 787 Dreamliner occurred under less stress than previously reported — and is more extensive.
An engineer familiar with the details said the damage happened when the stress on the wings was well below the load the wings must bear to be federally certified to carry passengers.
In addition, information obtained independently and confirmed by a second engineer familiar with the problem shows the damage occurred on both sides of the wing-body join — that is, on the outer wing as well as inside the fuselage...
July 30, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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Boeing senior management should drop everything and rush to Everett. Senior management already dropped everything, especially the ball, by moving to Chicago, that hub of aviation. And for those complaining of outsourcing, reread the article. The problem is in the design and not in the individual outsourced parts. The design of the wing, the heart and soul of any airplane, appears to be flawed. And that is a very serious matter.