Boeing Finds Problems In 787 Tails

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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February 6, 2012

Boeing says repairs are needed in the tail sections of some of its new 787s. It says there is no immediate safety concern and the planes will keep flying.

Boeing has delivered five of the planes since September. All of
them went to Japan's All Nippon Airways.

Boeing has had to rework dozens of 787s that rolled off its
assembly line. It said on Monday that the most recent issue
involves shims, which act as spacers between the 787's skin and the
parts that support it.

A spokeswoman says Boeing is still inspecting planes to see how
many will need the repair.

The issue was first reported over the weekend by aerospace news

Boeing stock fell 91 cents to $75.43 in afternoon trading

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