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Boeing 787 Dreamliner 'Hairline Cracks' on Wings Prompt Investigation

Mar 08, 2014 11:33 AM EST | By Justin Stock
Boeing, 787, Dreamliner, travel, sky
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner safety report is a good one.(Photo : Creative Commons)

The wings on Boeing 787 dreamliner aircrafts are under tight surveillance after hairline cracks were found on 43 aircrafts, yet to be sent out to commercial customers..

According to The Wall Street Journal, the problem happened throughout the aircrafts building process therefore putting a halt to Boeing's distribution to select airlines. One hundred ten planes are still on track to be shipped, and budgeting remains intact.

"We understand the issue, what must be done to correct it, and are completing inspections of potentially affected airplanes. We are addressing affected airplanes as required," a Boeing spokesman told The Journal.

The Boeing 787's main structure is made up of 50 percent of composite materials the website said. This includes the fuselage or main tube, and wing. Because of this layout, the plane can use 20 percent less fuel and gives off 20 percent less carbon dioxide fumes than aircrafts of similar sizes.

The plane flew from Singapore Oct. 18 . Service to London's Heathrow Airport through Dubai began in December according to  Airlines and Destinations.

More Boeing 787's will be delivered in order to come through on its promise of having the aircraft available for all of its "long-haul" flights by this year's second fiscal quarter.

Boeing has now tripled its production within the last year at its manufacturing facilities in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston, S.C. a press release reported. This involved making five airplanes a months in Nov. 2012, and seven a month in May.

Boeing has distributed 115,787 jets to 16 customers the press release reported. The company will fulfill 1,030 orders from 60 consumers throughout the world.  

Aeromexico is adding a fourth aircraft to its current fleet of three the press release reported. The airline will fly the airplane on travels from Mexic City to London's Heathrow Airport the press release reported.

According to Airlines and Destinations, Royal Brunei, which is the flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Brunei, made its maiden voyage in October with a non-stop 6,540-mile flight to Brunei International Airport according to the website Airlines and Destination. The airport services the country's capital of Bandar Seri Begawan.

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