Boeing has warned that upcoming 787 deliveries may be delayed while it inspects the most recently built aircraft for wing cracks. The inspections, which affect some 43 aircraft either awaiting delivery in assembly or in early build, will take “one to two weeks,” Boeing said. The issue concerns the appearance of hairline cracks “in a limited number of shear ties on a wing rib in the 787. This condition may be present in a limited number of airplanes still in ...

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