U.S. aircraft maker Boeing Co’s 787 was found to have a manufacturing defect in recent days, Reuters reported, with people familiar with the matter revealing that hundreds of aircraft may need to be re-examined. 6 (Xinhua) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was investigating manufacturing defects involving some Boeing 787s, but said it was too early to say whether new inspections were needed.
Original title: Hundreds of Boeing 787s to be re-examined? The U.S. Air Traffic Control Agency says it is still investigating.Source:News.com.au
On August 28th Boeing reportedly said it had to ground eight Boeing 787s for inspection and repair because of manufacturing defects found in the body connections of some Boeing 787s.
On August 31st the Wall Street Journal revealed a Boeing memo in which Boeing told the Federal Aviation Administration that some parts it made at its South Carolina plant did not meet its own design and manufacturing standards.
The Federal Aviation Administration may require inspections of about 900 boeing aircraft delivered since 2011 after production problems at the plant, a person familiar with the matter confirmed.
However, the FAA said on September 6th that it would continue to be in contact with Boeing and that it was too early to speculate on any airworthy directives the agency might issue.
Boeing also responded the same day, “it has been determined that the remaining active passenger aircraft can meet the limit load capacity, we are checking the aircraft in production to ensure that all issues are resolved before delivery.” “
Boeing points out that some aircraft do not have gaskets that do not fit their dimensions, and some do not meet surface leveling requirements. “Although these issues do not meet the requirements individually, they can still meet the limit load conditions. However, when they appear in one place at the same time, this can lead to situations where the limit load conditions cannot be met. “