Boeing To Boost Dreamliner Production


Boeing aims to ramp up production of its much-delayed 787 Dreamliner to 10 planes a month by the end of 2013, up from the current two to three, a top company executive said on Sunday, February 12.

Mark Jenks, vice president of development of the 787 programme which is running three years behind schedule, said the company has fixed the latest problem in the planes currently under production.

Boeing said last month it had discovered a shimming problem on some 787 fuselages. Shims, or spacers, are used to fill small gaps that occur between parts that don’t fit together exactly.

Boeing has been dogged by production delays to its showpiece aircraft, which will take centre stage at the airshow from February 14-19, AFP reported.

The US aircraft maker delivered the first Dreamliners to Japan’s All Nippon Airways last year.


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