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Alenia Aeronautica has halted production of two major 787 structural components due to wrinkles in the fuselage skin caused by manufacturing flaws in subcomponents of the one-piece composite barrel, according to a letter obtained by Flightglobal affiliate FlightBlogger
What is particularly worrisome, Wood says, is that Boeing's computer models did not predict the stress. But in order to get its new plane legally certified, Boeing must prove to the Federal Aviation Administration that its predictive modeling works, Wood said