Problems with the Boeing 787 are currently impacting Boeing, with 787 deliveries halted since last October and unlikely to resume until the end of this month. The company has now about 80 787s that it has continued to produce during the time that deliveries have been halted as work is continuing on inspecting and correcting aircraft.

While details about these issues have been sparse, the issue is related to fuselage joining and “skin flatness,” with inspections focusing on areas in which construction and clamping alignment are out of specification thresholds. The issues are related to the rear stabilizer, with two separate quality defects in the rear fuselage.

Boeing has now expanded the scope of its inspections to include work performed at supplier partner facilities. Unlike the earlier battery issue, the company has not been particularly transparent with the media regarding this problem.


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