Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boeing's Dreamliner will need careful monitoring

The first commercial flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet is set for this week, three years late, and a U.S. watchdog agency says it's unique construction using composite carbon-fiber materials will require close monitoring for the foreseeable future. The first customer, All Nippon Airways, will operate a charter flight with the plane on Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office warned last week that four areas involivng the materials and how the plane will be maintained should be closely watched because not enough is known yet about them. Read more about it here ...

Boeing's Dreamliner will need careful monitoring

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The first commercial flight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner jet is set for this week, three years late, and a U.S. watchdog agency says it's unique construction using composite carbon-fiber materials will require close monitoring for the foreseeable future. The first customer, All Nippon Airways, will operate a charter flight with the plane on Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office warned last week that four areas involivng the materials and how the plane will be maintained should be closely watched because not enough is known yet about them. Read more about it here ... 

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