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Boeing Deals With New Dreamliner Defect Amid Production Problems

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Source: The Wall Street Journal.

WSJ NEWS EXCLUSIVE | BUSINESS

Boeing Deals With New Dreamliner Defect Amid Production Problems

Aircraft maker, regulators scrutinize titanium parts on 787 Dreamliner; Boeing cites improvements

By Andrew Tangel
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Oct. 14, 2021 7:00 am ET

Boeing Co. is dealing with a new defect on its 787 Dreamliner, the latest in a series of production slip-ups that have delayed aircraft deliveries and drawn increased U.S. government scrutiny.

The new problem involves certain titanium parts that are weaker than they should be on 787s built over the past three years, people familiar with the matter said. The discovery is among other Dreamliner snafus that have left Boeing stuck with more than $25 billion of the jets in its inventory.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:05 AM

1. So how much of the plane was built in China?

Seems since Boeing moved major manufacturing of parts to China they have been having problems.

That deal they made with China made the CEOs multi millionaires but seems not to have done much for quality. But not to worry, the Chinese will soon far exceed Boeing's capabilities.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:14 AM

2. Republican-style management

"We're greedy-grabbing our Big Humping Huge Chunks of GriftyBucks. You taxpaying and fare-paying proles can have the shitty, sub-standard parts we profited from. Ha ha."
- Republican Tycoons

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Response to Champp (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:14 AM

4. Which is not at all what's happening.

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They discovered the problem and stopped production until they could figure out what went wrong and determine how to make a correction.

Full disclosure: I do not directly own shares of BA, but I do own it indirectly through mutual funds.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:59 AM

3. Self-crashing plane company has "slip-ups" and "snafus" according to the WSJ

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:31 AM

5. Anybody know which titanium part it is?

I can't get past their paywall.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:34 AM

6. An important one

They don't add on unimportant ones.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:55 AM

8. Your insight serves you well, it's something important alright to be in the news ....

Lot of wing spars are titanium, if they're the problem Boeing has a huge problem.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:35 AM

7. Try accessing TWSJ. through your public library. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:03 PM

9. Great idea, but I'm not going out around anti-maskers in my red town.

TWSJ article might not even know which part it is, plus I'm not that curious yet.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:23 PM

11. On your computer. You don't have to go to the library.

Sign in with your card number and PIN. Just about every library "subscribes" to newspapers electronically. If the library is open today, give them a call. Then can guide you through the procedure.

TWSJ. has an exclusive on this story. It's not in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, at least not yet.

HTH

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:48 PM

12. Wow, thanks for the info, what will they think of next?

Lots of newspapers have paywalls, it'll be nice to access the 1 or 2 articles I'd like to read a week.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:52 PM

13. Isn't that great? You can read the paper at 2 a.m. if you feel like doing that. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:16 PM

14. That'll be fantastic, but not at 2 a.m.

more like 2 p.m.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:13 PM

10. Boeing said the parts were provided Leonardo SpA, which bought the items from Italy-based [MPS].

The parts include fittings that help secure the floor beam in one fuselage section, as well as other fittings, spacers, brackets, and clips within other assemblies.

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