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Boeing reports cracks in Dreamliner wings

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How does "May have led" and "confident" goes together ?

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Yawn, so did Airbus with the A380. Faults are found and repaired, and we move on.

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"Yawn, so did Airbus with the A380."

That was due to fatigue, ie, wear and tear. This is different, due to a manufacturing problem. In other words, the 787 cracks appeared even before the planes got off the ground.

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Boeing's fault for outsourcing to get all the different parts before slapping them together at a record pace. Also MHI's fault for doing a shoddy manufacturing job. Japan seems to be going for the record in terms of poor manufacturing in regards to these planes, be it batteries of cracks in the wings. In any case, it's proof that if Boeing ever wants to instill a sense of confidence and safety in its products, it needs to slow down, spend a little more of their massive profit, and do a better job.

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Save for this English language new site, Bloomburg and The Japanese language Wall Street Journal not a peep from the sheeple Japanese domestic media. Quelle surprise.

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I believe that Boing rushed the sale of that Dreamliner just to start getting profits.

I also believe that Boing knew about these problems and a lot more of them that they are not talking about.

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ah yes, the lemon continues

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Double whammy for Boeing

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Save for this English language new site, Bloomburg and The Japanese language Wall Street Journal not a peep from the sheeple Japanese domestic media.

On what world you're living? What is this then? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCS9mUsJrgM

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Something very fishy here, as there is no way for Mitsubishi to change their manufacture process without going through the re-testing and homologation steps again, and without informing Boeing.most likely, both parties agreed and tested changes before starting the production, and now Mitsubishi is made the sole responsible.

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"This will have no material impact on revenue,”

Whew!

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Yes, SERRANO took the words right out of my mouth, well at least "This will have NO material impact on revenue," glad to hear that BOEING is real worried about all of our lives, safety????????!!!!

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Something very fishy here, as there is no way for Mitsubishi to change their manufacture process without going through the re-testing and homologation steps again, and without informing Boeing.most likely, both parties agreed and tested changes before starting the production, and now Mitsubishi is made the sole responsible.

Maybe you're reading a different article than I am. Nowhere in this article does it say MHI is solely at fault.

Boeing had been notified by MHI that “a change in their manufacturing process may have led to hairline cracks in a limited number of shear ties on a wing rib in the 787.”

You'll note that nowhere in that sentence does it say that MHI made the manufacturing process change on their own without receiving input from Boeing.

MHI discovered that there MAY be problem since the manufacturing process was changed, notified Boeing, who then inspected the wings already received since the manufacturing change. The article is reporting that Boeing has confirmed that the cracks were discovered in the wings they've already received from MHI.

Both companies know exactly which wing assemblies were affected by the change, and therefore know exactly which aircraft need to be inspected for the cracks. Boeing says none of the affected planes have been delivered to customers yet, and I can't see them blatantly lying about something that could cause them to go bankrupt if the lie were exposed.

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