JAL's grounded Boeing Dreamliner leaks fuel in tests

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Burns0011 wrote:

Yeah, new design, new manufacturing techniques, new plane, new quirks.

This is a non-news story. Doing an engineering review of the plane after it’s been put in service and the manufacturing and in-service issues appear is routine, really.

In historical context, this plane has far fewer problems in its first years of service than the 767 or 707 did. They’re just different problems.

Jan 13, 2013 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

Hmmm a flying BBQ….pass the converted Vickers Vimy please

Jan 13, 2013 2:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
WJL wrote:

Those guys posting one liners saying that there are no safety issues are dreaming. Get it – Dreamliners.

Jan 13, 2013 5:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Wassup wrote:

Perhaps Boing should concentrate on building one quality jet per month instead of 10 that haven’t got the mojo to be in service. Bad dream?

Jan 13, 2013 7:14pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DrWhoWho wrote:

Boeing’s new ad campaign — Lights the first time, every time.

Jan 13, 2013 7:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

One advantage for Boeing by outsourcing manufacturing to so many subcontractors is that they can terminate the contract, and let the second lowest bidders have a go at it.
The faults so far indicate that 787s are more likely to catch fire and explode at the terminal loading gate than fall out of the sky on your house.

Jan 13, 2013 8:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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