Italian Prosecutors Investigate Components for B787 Aircraft

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Italian prosecutors seized elements intended for the production of Boeing 787 aircraft due to failing to meet the technical specifications. Police seized titanium and aluminum portions on the Grotaglie facility of Italian aerospace, protection, and safety powerhouse Leonardo.


According to CNBC, the prosecutors said in a statement their investigations hinted that the parts “were produced using titanium and aluminum of different quality and origin from those prescribed by the customer and in breach of the relevant technical specifications.”


Leonardo is a key participant in the production strategy of the 787 Dreamliner. The corporate, which has just about 75 years of trade revel in, is pleased with its position within the manufacturing cycle.


“As a Boeing strategic possibility sharing spouse, we increase and manufacture a couple of 14% percentage of 787’s airframe: the horizontal stabilizer at its Foggia plant, each central fuselage sections at its cutting edge plant in Grottaglie thru “one piece barrel” complex era, plus frames, shear-ties in Pomigliano D’Arco and steel alloy machined portions in Nola,” Leonardo stocks on its website online.


“The Dreamliner is constructed with a document 50% composite fabrics via weight. These days, the 787 widebody circle of relatives consists via the 787-8 in a position to hold as much as 242 passengers, the stretched 787-9 fashion sporting as much as 290 passengers on routes as much as 7,600 NM and likewise the newest double stretched 787-10, sporting as much as 330 passengers.”

Source: Reuters