said it has stopped for more than a month work on two sections of the middle fuselage of its new 787 Dreamliner because of manufacturing flaws at an Italian supplier.
A solution has been designed and "it's not expected to be a long time" before work begins again, a Boeing spokeswoman told
Boeing issued a stop work order on June 23, the same day that Boeing executives announced the indefinite postponement of the Dreamliner's first flight, the
Engineers at the aerospace company have discovered wrinkles in the fuselage skin just behind the wing that will require repair work on all the completed fuselage barrels, the
Boeing acknowledged in June it was having problems with
where the plane's wings are joined to the aircraft's body.
The first test flight for the long-awaited 787 aircraft has been delayed indefinitely. The first 787 delivery was once scheduled for May 2008.
Boeing said last month it would announce a revised test flight and delivery schedule for the Dreamliner before the end of September, the
Wall Street Journal
-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York