Boeing Sinks After New 'Glitch' Delays 787 Deliveries

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Jun 06, 2023 - 06:21 PM

Another day, another Boeing airplane glitch?

Bloomberg reports that Boeing will delay deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft after uncovering flawed parts during production, a setback as the planemaker works to meet soaring demand for its long-range aircraft.

The flaw may affect about 90 already-built Dreamliners that the company has not yet delivered, Boeing said on Tuesday.

It will inspect each plane for improperly sized gap-fillers within the horizontal stabilizer, a tiny wing attached to a jet’s tail.

“We are inspecting 787s in our inventory for a nonconforming condition related to a fitting on the horizontal stabilizer,” Boeing said in a statement.

“Airplanes found to have a nonconforming condition will be reworked prior to ticket and delivery.”

BA shares were down around 4% on the news...

As a reminder, Boeing is also contending with a supplier defect affecting hundreds of its 737 Max jets, and is only just recovering from tiny structural defects that halted Dreamliner shipments during 2021 and 2022.