Boeing has completed installing reinforcements on “side-of-body” sections of two more 787 Dreamliners. The company also says it is on track to fly the 787 by the end of the year.
Problems have forced the company to move back the delivery dates for the Dreamliner five times. It’s now two years behind schedule.
Over the weekend, employees finished reinforcing the full-scale static test airframe and the second Dreamliner designated for flight test. Installations on the first flight-test airplane were completed last week.
The modification includes installing new fittings at 34 stringer locations within the joint where the wing is attached to the fuselage.