America’s aviation watchdog has discovered problems with undelivered Boeing Dreamliners
The Federal Aviation Administration has revealed that some undelivered Boeing 787 Dreamliners have a new manufacturing quality issue impacting the nose of the aircraft.
The issues will likely further delay deliveries of the popular wide-body jets.
The FAA says the issue is “near the nose on certain 787 Dreamliners in the company’s inventory of undelivered airplanes. This issue was discovered as part of the ongoing system-wide inspection of Boeing’s 787 shimming processes required by the FAA.”
The FAA added that “although the issue poses no immediate threat to flight safety, Boeing has committed to fix these airplanes before resuming deliveries.” The air regulators added after a review of data it “will determine whether similar modifications should be made on 787s already in commercial service.”
Boeing plans to address and fix the issue before the planes will be delivered
The aircraft manufacturing company has about 100 undelivered 787s in inventory.
Boeing suspended deliveries of the 787 in late May after the FAA raised concerns about its proposed inspection method, saying it was “waiting for additional data from Boeing before determining whether the company’s solution meets safety regulations.”
The FAA in May had issued two airworthiness directives to address production issues for in-service airplanes.
Boeing’s turbulant past
The U.S. planemaker’s 737 MAX and 787 have been afflicted by electrical and other issues since late last year, and it had only resumed deliveries of the 787s in March after a five-month hiatus – only to halt them again in May.
Two key U.S. lawmakers said in May they were seeking records from Boeing and the FAA on production issues involving the 737 MAX and 787 Dreamliner.
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Shoppers angered at major U.S. retailer’s “unchanged” Black Friday sales
Target in the United States has come under scrutiny for offering identical prices in its ‘Black Friday deals’ as those available throughout the year.
Shoppers are left perplexed by the lack of discounts, with many questioning the authenticity of the so-called Black Friday bargains.
Concerns arose when savvy consumers noticed that the prices of various products in Target’s Black Friday promotion were the same as those listed in previous months.
Shoppers took to social media to voice their frustrations, with one customer stating, “It’s the same, I don’t get it.” This revelation has raised questions about the transparency and ethics of retailers during the holiday shopping season.
While Black Friday traditionally marks the start of the holiday shopping frenzy, with retailers offering significant discounts to entice shoppers, Target’s decision to maintain regular prices has left shoppers wondering if they are truly getting a deal.
This has led to a broader discussion about the consumer experience during Black Friday and whether the shopping event has lost its original appeal.
With the rise of online shopping and increased competition among retailers, consumers are more price-conscious than ever.
Target’s pricing strategy has ignited a debate about the future of Black Friday and whether it can continue to attract shoppers with unchanged prices. As the holiday season unfolds, consumers are left to decide whether to seek out genuine deals or shop elsewhere.
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