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Dreamliner 787s: Discovery Of Cracked Wings
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has suffered another production problem after cracks were found in the wings of some aircraft.
The company said the hairline cracks were discovered in planes currently under construction, adding that none of the 122 jets already in service were affected.
Boeing spokesman Doug Alder said: "We are confident that the condition does not exist in the in-service fleet.
"We understand the issue and what must be done to correct it, and are completing inspections of potentially affected airplanes."
About 40 aircraft could be affected by the cracks, the company said.
The cracks are expected to take between one and two weeks to repair.
The Dreamliner has suffered some teething problems since entering service in 2011, three years behind schedule.
Last year, lithium-ion batteries overheated on two Dreamliners, prompting regulators to ground the fleet for more than three months.
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