787 Production Slows As Boeing Struggles To Satisfy FAA

787 Teflon
Boeing must inspect more than 100 undelivered 787s for production conformity issues. But first, the FAA must sign off on the company’s processes.
Credit: Joe Walker
Boeing’s return to laborious airframe-by-airframe checks in lieu of noninvasive inspections to identify some 787 quality issues reflects lingering disagreement with the FAA over how to flag production quality problems, and it signals that the company remains far from its goal of stable production...
Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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