The Boeing Company Dreamliner (787) is a long-range jet airliner that was developed by Boeing for the intended purpose of servicing commercial airline customers. The airplane is the first to employ a lightweight composite material for structural components and as such realizes a significant fuel savings for its operators. However, the delivery of the first airplane was initially slated for 2008 but due to several project delays the first in-service flight did not take place until 2011. The airplane also suffered from numerous technical problems in the years following its initial service. All these technical problems and delays led to dramatic cost overruns from initial estimates. Research public sources and describe the cost problems of the Dreamliner. Discuss the systems that could have been put in place to prevent these problems.
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