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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:40 AM

Problems with new 787 Dreamliner continue to plague Boeing


Aerospace giant Boeing Co. just can't seem to escape trouble with its new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet.

More than three years late because of design problems and supplier issues, the much-anticipated plane has run into another bout of turbulence with fresh concerns about its safety.

The Federal Aviation Administration this month ordered inspections of fuel line connectors on Dreamliners because of risks of leaks and possible fires.

On the same day, a United Airlines Dreamliner flight from Houston to Newark, N.J., was diverted to New Orleans after an electrical problem popped up mid-flight. After accepting delivery of the aircraft just a month earlier, Qatar Air later said it had grounded a Dreamliner for the same problem that United experienced. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/la-fi-boeing-dreamliner-troubles-20121225,0,7570131.story



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marmar Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
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RomneyLies Dec 2012 #3
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:42 AM

1. Teething problems.

 

Nothing that can't work itself out with time.

The 787 line was done by a non-union factories. Wonder how fast an union factory would turn it around and even enhance their safety?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:45 AM

2. That's one reason I avoid flying on new planes until they've been in service for a few years.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:50 AM

3. Quality is ALWAYS an issue with non-union shops n/t

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:34 PM

4. The high cost of cheap labor,

right to work states destroy the middle class!

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