Boeing 787 production hampered by shortage of parts

Gepubliceerd op 23 april 2024 om 12:27

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Boeing is dealing with parts shortages in the production of the 787 Dreamliner. The aircraft manufacturer can therefore increase production of that aircraft less quickly than intended. The company reported this in a memo to employees, according to business channel CNBC.

The memo was sent to employees at the Boeing plant in South Carolina, where the 787 Dreamliner is built. According to Boeing, shortages of "some important components" are causing the delay. It was not stated exactly which parts were involved.

Boeing said late last year it was building about five 787 Dreamliners per month in South Carolina. In January, the company announced that it wanted to increase production to ten aircraft per month next year in order to meet the strong demand for new aircraft.

The American aircraft manufacturer has not been having an easy time lately due to a series of incidents with its aircraft. It started at the beginning of this year with a detached door panel from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9. Then more problems followed. Regulators are now looking more closely at Boeing's production processes and quality.

Boeing CEO David Calhoun has announced his resignation. Other top executives are also leaving the company.

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