The US aircraft manufacturer said the issue may affect nearly 40 planes and there may be “some delays in deliveries”.
However, Boeing added that it was confident “the issue does not exist in the in-service fleet,” the BBC reported.
“The affected areas are very small and the time required to address the issue will vary between one and two weeks,” the company said.
“There may be some delays in deliveries, but we expect no impact to 2014 delivery guidance.”
Thomson Airways and British Airways are current UK operators of the 787, soon to be followed by Virgin Atlantic.
Sourced from Travel Weekly
Airbus is celebrating delivering its 1,000th A330 plane, with wings manufactured in Flintshire
The aircraft was handed over to the operator Cathay Pacific Airways at a special ceremony at Airbus’s headquarters in Toulouse, France.
Wings for all Airbus civilian planes are made at its factory at Broughton, which employs 6,000 people.
The site makes 1,000 wings a year – including for the giant A380 capable of carrying over 500 passengers.
“It is of particular importance for us to be celebrating this 1,000th A330 delivery milestone with our long-standing partner Cathay Pacific Airways,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer.
The A330 plane is now in service with more than 100 air operators, with 1,250 ordered since its maiden flight in 1992.
Sourced by BBC News Wales
By Steve Bagnall
FRESH attempts were made yesterday to refloat an Airbus ferry which ran aground in bad weather in Mostyn.
The ship, which carries wings made at Airbus’ Broughton plant to France for assembly, got into trouble on Wednesday.
Tugs from Mostyn Port were brought in yesterday to free it after attempts on Wednesday night failed.
Yesterday it had been moved into deeper water, but was still not fully afloat.
It is not uncommon for ferries to experience this type of problem in high tide.
An Airbus spokesman said: “It got into trouble because of the bad weather on Wednesday. There was no damage to the ship, it was not leaking fuel and there was no other danger from the ferry.”
Sourced by Daily Post