The FAA has announced that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner – which has yet to be delivered – has a new defect. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane’s manufacturer will fix problems before the plane leaves the factory.
According to the aviation authority, the newly discovered manufacturing defect is close to the nose of some 787s. “The defect was discovered during the ongoing large-scale inspections of the Boeing 787 mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.” According to the sources, there is a problem with the “wrinkle” in the front pressure bulkhead (part of the pressurized cabin) at the front of the aircraft.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the case does not pose immediate problems. But Boeing has committed to adapting the plane before delivery. The FAA will continue to check the data to determine if any modifications are needed to Dreamliners already in active service. Boeing could not be reached for comment.
It’s another problem with the 787 Dreamliner. At the end of May, the aircraft manufacturer again temporarily halted deliveries of the type due to technical problems with the aircraft. They have just started again after a five-month hiatus due to electrical and other problems that have surfaced since the end of 2020.