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Boeing 787 Needs Brake Job (and it has not flown yet)

Posted by jdodge349 on February 20, 2009

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is still having a difficult time getting off the ground and this time the brake control system is to blame, according to a small story in yesterday’s Seattle Times. The story says the brakes have to redesigned because Boeing change the requirements and there is a dispute over who will pay for it the new development work. Crane Aerospace is building the brake control system.

The plane is already about two years behind schedule and the first one is slated to fly in the second quarter.  A second cancellation was reported yesterday bringing the total to 33, but the bulging order book still stands at 878.

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