Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliners keep right on flying, despite dangerous flaws and breakdowns. And the company continues to defend the construction quality of its new-age plane, even though every day seems to bring with it a new problem.
Now, All Nippon Airways has reported that a Dreamliner developed a crack in its cockpit windshield. The same carrier also found an oil leak in another 787. Based on recent incidents, the 787 is leaky. But the crack in the windshield should be of more concern, at least to the pilots.
The incidents have happened often enough, and are serious enough, that Boeing faces additional scrutiny from the U.S. government. According to The Wall Street Journal:
The Federal Aviation Administration, increasingly concerned about safety and reliability issues surrounding Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner, on Friday plans to launch a top-priority review of the plane focusing on its electrical system and quality controls used in the manufacturing process.