Boeing 787 Dreamliner Deliveries Slowed by Quality Concerns

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The company said it was stepping up inspections, citing new manufacturing problems. Federal regulators are also looking into production flaws.The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been a mainstay of long-haul international routes because of its relative fuel efficiency. But production concerns have long shadowed the aircraft.Credit...Sipa, via Associated Press ImagesBy Niraj ChokshiBoeing said Tuesday that it expected deliveries of its popular 787 Dreamliner to be delayed as it and the Federal Aviation Administration look into quality control concerns with the plane, a wide-body jet capable of carrying hundreds of passengers long distances.Last month, the company said it had grounded eight planes already in service for inspection and repair after finding that it had fallen short of its manufacturing standards. On Tuesday, Boeing said it had identified another failure to abide by ...read more...