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Boeing to increase deliveries of B-787 aircraft

However, the lack of suppliers affects "some key components" of the airplane

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has said it expects the rate of deliveries of 787 widebody Dreamliner aircraft to increase more slowly than expected. The reason? The shortage of suppliers "on some key components". It was announced by a manager of the company, which in any case plans to constantly increase its efficiency to satisfy the "strong demand" for aircraft.

"We continue to address supplier shortages on some key components. To that end, we have informed our customers that we expect a slower increase in our production rate and deliveries", said Scott Stocker, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, in a memo sent to workers at a plant in South Carolina.

During the last quarter of 2023 the production rate of the 787 aircraft was five aircraft supplied each month. Aircraft manufacturers around the world today are constantly struggling with labor shortages and bottlenecks in the supply chain of some aircraft components.

Added to this are the limits imposed by the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which slowed down the production to strengthen quality and safety controls on products after the plane crash that occurred on January 5, when a plug door it exploded in flight on board a B-737 MAX 9 aircraft (registration number N704AL) operated by Alaska Airlines which had just taken off (flight AS-1282).

On the subject, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency