FAA Draft Mandate Targets Boeing 787 Shimming Issue

Boeing 787-9
Credit: Boeing
Note: This article has been updated with additional details on the wheelwelll shim issue and context on previously reported 787 production issues. WASHINGTON—The FAA plans to order inspections for cracking near the wheelwell on “certain” Boeing 787-8s and -9s linked to improper shimming during...
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