By Dominic Gates, Seattle Times aerospace reporter
Boeing acknowledged Friday that the horizontal tail section of the 787 Dreamliner had cracked slightly during a so-called "bird-strike" test, but described the incident as a routine part of developing the new jet.
The Dreamliner program is under intense scrutiny as Boeing prepares to build the first all-composite airliner, so every glitch — or potential glitch — makes analysts and investors skittish...
Hopefully both Messrs Gates and Wallace (of the Seattle P-I) will be providing a lot more "quality" grist like this for the A.net discussion "mil"l as the year unfolds.
[Edited 2007-02-03 12:05:04]