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Boeing says Mideast carriers to receive Dreamliners on schedule

Boeing has said Middle Eastern carriers will get all 787 Dreamliner deliveries on scheduled dates this year, despite recent “hairline cracks in the wings,” Khaleej Times has reported. The US planemaker said on March 7 that ‘hairline cracks’ had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the American plane manufacturer’s newest jet. “We are confident that the condition does not exist in the in-service fleet,” Boeing told the daily. Royal Jordanian will take delivery of their first 787 this summer, while Etihad will be receiving their first Dreamliner in Q4 2014, according to Boeing.