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A United 787-9 in Los Angeles (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

FAA to Review 787 Quality Lapses

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expected to investigate several quality lapses during the manufacturing process of the Boeing 787, according to an internal FAA memo.  In the memo, dated Aug. 31 2020 and obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the agency is looking into structural quality issues with construction of the aft fuselage section that can potentially affect up to 900 aircraft.  Boeing voluntarily self-disclosed the structural defects to the FAA in August. The plane-maker reportedly said some airplanes…