The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which was introduced to replace the 767, is billed as one of the company's most fuel-efficient planes and is the first major aircraft in the world to have its airframe be made up of primarily composite materials. It is clear that in designing this airplane, Boeing had efficiency in mind.
However, recent news about the Dreamliner's production suggests that not everything about this airplane is so efficient. According to a Reuters report, Boeing is struggling with production bottleneck issues that may prevent it from producing these planes at an acceptable rate.
The news source reported that the Boeing plant in North Charleston, South Carolina is unable to finish orders, and as a result must send parts to a larger plant in Everett, Washington.
Though the company seeks to build these planes at an impressive rate of ten per month, few who actually work in the factories believe this is possible.
Of the workers at the South Carolina plant, one employee said that "