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GAO Raises Concerns About Boeing 787 Dreamliner Composite RepairsGAO Raises Concerns About Boeing 787 Dreamliner Composite Repairs

Ann R. Thryft

October 28, 2011

2 Min Read
GAO Raises Concerns About Boeing 787 Dreamliner Composite Repairs

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.


About the Author(s)

Ann R. Thryft

Ann R. Thryft has written about manufacturing- and electronics-related technologies for Design News, EE Times, Test & Measurement World, EDN, RTC Magazine, COTS Journal, Nikkei Electronics Asia, Computer Design, and Electronic Buyers' News (EBN). She's introduced readers to several emerging trends: industrial cybersecurity for operational technology, industrial-strength metals 3D printing, RFID, software-defined radio, early mobile phone architectures, open network server and switch/router architectures, and set-top box system design. At EBN Ann won two independently judged Editorial Excellence awards for Best Technology Feature. She holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford University and a Certified Business Communicator certificate from the Business Marketing Association (formerly B/PAA).

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