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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.
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.