Not good for Boeing.

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  1. Photonerd71

    Photonerd71 Silver Member

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    from USA TODAY

    Dreamliner sees multiple mishaps

    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner, operated by All Nippon Airways, suffers crack to its windscreen.

    http://usat.ly/10kFIEi

    I know mech issues happen everyday but it just seems like a run of bad luck for Boeing to happen all at once.
    (I hope the link works, still getting used to this android phone)
     
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    Didn't the 747 also have a number of issues when it was first introduced?
     
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    Yes, and so does every other new airliner. The 777 had quite a few problems. The A380 had a few.

    IMHO the B787 will be delightful in another year or so. In teh meantime none fo these problems seem too serious to me, albeit they're dramatic. trust the world to overreact. Only a single layer out of five layers cracked, after all. All three times.
     
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    Just say no to crack.

    What surprises me is that Boeing seems to be facing issues in areas that don't really seem to be "new technology". Leaking fuel tank/lines? Cracking windows? Is that a sign of sloppy work or simply something that happens with other aircraft models as well, it just doesn't get any press coverage?
     
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    I wonder how much of the hysterics around A380 and Dreamliner issues are result of the fighting between the parent companies and, of course, countries that produce them. Reading comments about A380 issues on some of the sites, you'd think that the plane ate someone's children for fuel and it was blamed on being "euro-centric" plane... or French.
     
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