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Fast pace of Boeing 787 fixes challenges operators

from AINonline

Resistant to grounding their Boeing 787-8s for even a short time, several operators have indefinitely deferred addressing fixes to some of the airplanes' last remaining glitches, presenting the manufacturer with an "issue" as it marches toward its target dispatch reliability rate of 99.6 percent. Now seeing a three-month rolling average of roughly 98.5 percent, Boeing expects to reach its benchmark — established by the world's 777 fleet — by the second quarter of next year, Boeing 787 vice president and chief project engineer Bob Whittington told reporters during a series of briefings the company held in the Seattle area recently. more

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