Boeing (BA) - Get The Boeing Company Report has reportedly expanded its inspections of the 787 Dreamliners after finding a previously disclosed manufacturing defect in various sections of the jet where the issue had not been initially detected.
Bloomberg reported that Boeing engineers and U.S. air-safety regulators have determined that the issue does not pose an imminent safety hazard.
A company spokesperson said that the defects in question are spots where the surface of the plane's fuselage isn't as smooth as its supposed to be. Those areas can create tiny gaps where fuselage sections are linked together and could lead to premature structural fatigue which would require extensive repairs, TheStreet's Tony Owusu reported.
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