Boeing plans to complete firm design configuration of the stretched 787-9 version in the second half of 2009, but to save weight, it will not be restoring window positions lost as a result of fuselage join issues. The passenger windows on the initial production 787-8 aircraft are missing a window on each side at locations fore and aft where the pre-assembled fuselage Sections 46/47 and 41/43 are mated. Although designed with a continuous window line, the mating area between the sections ...

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