Boeing Co (NYSE: fatherThe US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it has suspended deliveries of 787 Dreamliners after a new problem was found in a part used near the front of the plane.
Boeing said in a review of the certification filing, it “discovered an analytical error by our supplier related to the 787’s front pressure bulkhead. We have notified the FAA and have put it on hold. deliver the 787 while we complete the necessary analysis and documentation.”
Long-haul aircraft deliveries have been delayed in the past. The company stopped delivering 787s to customers in May 2021 to fix some manufacturing defects.
Deliveries resumed in August 2022 after the FAA found “Boeing made the necessary changes.”
Boeing said it discovered the latest bug in the past week. The Wall Street Journal report that Boeing has not delivered a single plane from the production line since January 26.
The WSJ report adds that Boeing has confirmed the pause and said it does not expect its full-year production and delivery guidance to be affected. Boeing has about 100 built 787s awaiting delivery.
In its Q4 earnings report, the company said the 787 program continues at a low level of production with plans to increase production to 5 units per month by the end of 2023 and 10 units per month by the end of 2023. timeframe 2025/2026.
By 2022, Boeing has delivered 31 787 Dreamliners, wide-body jets commonly used on long hauls. international routes.
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc (NYSE: SPRING) provided the forward pressure bulkhead for 787 jets and said it was aware that Boeing had discontinued deliveries.
“Based on current information and our interactions with Boeing to date, we believe it is too early to confirm Spirit’s ‘analytic error’,” Reuters said. report company citation.
“There are no immediate safety or flight concerns for the active fleet,” Boeing said. “While short-term deliveries will be affected, at this time we do not anticipate a change to our production and delivery outlook for the year.”
Price action: BA stock fell 2.75% to $202.40 in the pre-marketing session on Friday’s final test.
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