When oh when is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner going to take off? Last week, Seattle Times reported that there was some damage during a ground test of the Dreamliner.

Just beyond "ultimate load." That is defined as 50 percent higher than the in-service limit load and is the Federal Aviation Administration's test target.

The structural flaws are described as

Stresses at the ends of the long rods that stiffen the upper wing skin panels caused the fibrous layers of the composite plastic material to delaminate.

While we're certain the Dreamliner will be taking flight real soon, we can't help but hope its going to be super safe before it actually does. Duh! [Seattle Times]