GAO Raises Concerns About Boeing 787 Dreamliner Composite RepairsGAO Raises Concerns About Boeing 787 Dreamliner Composite Repairs
October 28, 2011
A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raises concerns about the safety of repairs and maintenance made to composite structures in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as well as other composite-equipment commercial aircraft once they're in service.
After more than three years of manufacturing delays, the composite-intensive Dreamliner entered service with its first carrier, Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA), making its maiden commercial flight October 26 from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
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