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Boeing Finds Fuselage Problem in Dreamliners

Pat McMahon Contributor

Boeing Co. said it identified a production problem in the rear section of some of its 787 Dreamliner jets but that the issue posed no short-term safety concern.

The Chicago jet maker, which had delivered five of the much-delayed Dreamliners through January and has dozens in production, said “incorrect shimming was performed on support structure on the aft fuselage of some 787s.” Shims are used to fill in space between jet parts.

“We have the issue well-defined and are making progress on the repair plan,” a Boeing spokesman said. He declined to say how many of the long-range planes were affected.

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