Yet another problem with the 787
When it rains, it pours. After problem with the connection of the wings to the center box, there are more problems with the fuselage. The Fliightblogger writes in “Breaking: Structural flaw halts production of Alenia 787 sections”:
Alenia Aeronautica has halted production of two major 787 structural components due to wrinkles in the fuselage skin caused by manufacturing flaws in subcomponents of the one-piece composite barrel, according to a letter obtained by FlightBlogger.
Campbell and Simmons explain the justification behind the production halt as "related to stringer edge steps" causing wrinkles in the skin of the fuselage that were larger than previously "demonstrated during the [preproduction verification] PPV on these components."
This plane starts to be a nightmare ….