Another significant blow to Boeing’s credibility

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  • cwoodward

    Is the B787 done for?

    “SEATTLE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co will pay $6.6 million to U.S. regulators as part of a settlement over quality and safety-oversight lapses going back years, a setback that comes as Boeing wrestles with repairs to flawed 787 Dreamliner jets that could dwarf the cost of the federal penalty.
    Boeing is beginning painstaking repairs and forensic inspections to fix structural integrity flaws embedded deep inside at least 88 parked 787s built over the last year or so, a third industry source said.
    The inspections and retrofits could take up to a month per plane and are likely to cost hundreds of millions – if not billions – of dollars, though it depends on the number of planes and defects involved, the person said.”

    The 88 were aircraft constructed, but not yet delivered. Boeing has not delivered a 787 since October. Then there are the aircraft already delivered to consider.
    What about the 787 line…has that been indef stopped?

    Air Leasing was saying they are trying to come up with a solution that regulators can agree to for delivered aircraft…that is likely a reduction in MTOW….That alone will probably involve even more compensation to the airlines……on%3Abody_link

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