Dreamliner again

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This worries me somewhat should it? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/boeing-787-planes-in-production-have-hairline-cracks-on-wings-says-us-firm-9178384.html Most news media also have this story as well.
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I wouldn't have thought so. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will sort out the issue, there will be a slight delay and all will be good.
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I'm inclined to agree mrtotty. The cracks were found in 787-9s in production so they may be a manufacturing defect
The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by the airline, and pose no safety risk, Boeing said, adding that the problem also will not change the firm’s plans to deliver 110 of the 787s this year.

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Only on aircraft on the line, spotted, being sorted...what's the problem???...why sould anyone be worried???
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The recent problem is simply irresponsible and garrulous employees talking to even more irresponsible media, if as stated it affects only aircraft on the production line. Unfortunately it doesn't stop there though.The root of the problem is - Any reputable organisation which Boeing has been for a long time enhances their production line and supply chain with as many quality checks as financially viable. Some of these processes have obviously broken down and it is inevitable during one of the most prolonged economic recessions that I have experienced. Suppliers are 'cutting corners' at every turn again spurrred on by attempts to save money during the same stated economic recession.

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One positive out of all this is that Boeing checking is working and finding things. When extended periods of time pass without anything being noticed the two possibility are that indeed, all things are perfect, or, dodgy work is getting through un noticed. But this is an internal matter and Boeing is onto it and rather unfair to place it on the World stage on the back of the problems the type has experienced. With so much new technology in one go, there will be issues and in a way there could have been more as it was delving into the unknown. Perhaps Boeings real mistake was to venture deep into the unknown while making firm promises of in service dates etc. They could not realistically promise such things simply because no one had been there before. it's often hard, sometimes disasterous to be first...DH Comet for example. I think that chapter is closed. This is something different, as said above cost cutting perhaps by others. Many types have these quality control issues once production is on the go (A.380 hairline wing cracks) and something that Boeing cannot be blamed for. Their responsibilty is to check that everything made for them is up to their standards.. They did, found problems and are acting upon them. So this is a plus for Boeing, not a negative.