The American aircraft manufacturer Boeing is delaying delivery of the 787 Dreamliner long-haul aircraft because it has to be checked for possible construction defects. Boeing had previously grounded eight such aircraft to fix production errors in the fuselage.
“We are taking the time to thoroughly examine the finished 787 to ensure that it is free from defects and meets all requirements before shipping,” Boeing said in a press release on Tuesday. This can delay deliveries.
The aircraft manufacturer adds that the potential manufacturing errors when flying are not an immediate hazard. “We are correcting the case for aircraft that have not yet been delivered. Analysis is underway to see if we should be working for the planes that are already in service. “
The problems would have to do with tiny gaps between parts – the thickness of a human hair – that are slightly larger than allowable.
The American newspaper Wall Street Journal previously reported that the American aviation authority FAA would also investigate the matter.
The problems with the Dreamliner are very impractical for Boeing. After the problems with the 737 MAX, the company is trying to restore confidence in its aircraft. After two fatal accidents in a few months, they are on site around the world for around a year and a half.