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FAA says new Boeing production problem found in undelivered 787 Dreamliners By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner sits on the tarmac before a delivery ceremony to Singapore Airlines at the Boeing South Carolina Plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, United States March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

(Corrects attribution in second paragraph to “The FAA said”, not “Boeing (NYSE:) said”)

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said late on Monday that some undelivered Boeing 787 Dreamliners have a new manufacturing quality issue that the manufacturer will fix before the planes will be delivered.

The FAA said 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 “based on data, the FAA will determine whether similar modifications should be made on 787s already in commercial service.”

Boeing did not immediately comment.

(This story corrects attribution in second paragraph to “The FAA said”, not “Boeing said”)

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