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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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The world's second-largest commercial plane-maker said it can fix what it described as "incorrect shimming" and stood by its goal to make 10 Dreamliners per month by the end of next year.



The plane, which boasts greater fuel efficiency than other airplanes on comparable missions, has been plagued by development and production delays. Problems have included a shortage of nuts and bolts in 2007, a 58-day labor strike in 2008 and a fire on a 787 test flight in 2010.


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Oh great thats what we need...
Faulty airplanes carrying us and our loved ones 37,000 feet above the earth...

Lets not worry about safety...
Just speed production along so we can make money!

...Glad I dont fly anymore




posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 11:09 PM
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lol hate to break it to you, but there's been faulty planes, ships ( Titanic anyone?), cars and trains for years, and there will be more to come. you know Edison tried a thousand different ways to make a light bulb? some ways actually worked, for a while.. before burning out. the point is, humans aren't perfect, and neither are their creations, and they never will be.

Making a faulty product on purpose, and your customers finding out, does not make a good business model.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:17 AM
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Here's a fun fact: we found the problem. It's being fixed.

Nobody has built a plane out of composites in this degree before, it's quite revolutionary in its design as far as what it's built out of. There is going to be problems and those problems get fixed as soon as possible. This is why it's been delayed as much because of the time to design, implement and finally apply the repairs. Like a poster said above, nothing man makes is perfect. Take a look at the airbus plane with the cracks. Everything I've read about it, it's taking an awful long time to get fixed and for a while seemed like it was being played down and hidden.

Manufacturing new products of this scale and complexity are bound to have issues that will get resolved quickly. Having a plane fall out of the sky due to faulty engineering is the last thing any manufacturer wants.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 12:43 PM
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Originally posted by Shaker
Here's a fun fact: we found the problem. It's being fixed.

Nobody has built a plane out of composites in this degree before, it's quite revolutionary in its design as far as what it's built out of. There is going to be problems and those problems get fixed as soon as possible. This is why it's been delayed as much because of the time to design, implement and finally apply the repairs. Like a poster said above, nothing man makes is perfect. Take a look at the airbus plane with the cracks. Everything I've read about it, it's taking an awful long time to get fixed and for a while seemed like it was being played down and hidden.

Manufacturing new products of this scale and complexity are bound to have issues that will get resolved quickly. Having a plane fall out of the sky due to faulty engineering is the last thing any manufacturer wants.


I think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is just fine.
It was certified by the FAA.
All they need to do is remove all of the Lithium batteries and replace them with Nickel Cadmium
batteries. They are not as light as the Lithium solution but they will have to do until the
reliability and safety is improved on the Lithium batteries.



posted on Oct, 13 2013 @ 01:14 AM
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I trust boeing over Scarebus , look at the problems the new a380 had engine blowing up , cracks in wings etc.
New planes have problems , best to avoid them until they have clocked up at least a million flights and got rid of the problems , but who knows perhaps the 787 could be the safest plane yet, the 777 hasnt had a mechanical error after 8 millions flights.






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