Boeing Finds New Problem

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Boeing is reporting another problem with fuselages on its 737 jets.

The issue could delay deliveries of about 50 aircraft in the latest quality gaff to plague the manufacturer.

Boeing CEO Stan Deal says a worker at its supplier, Spirit AeroSystems, discovered misdrilled holes in fuselages.

He explained, “While this potential condition is not an immediate safety issue and all 737s can continue operating safely, we currently believe we will have to perform rework on about 50 undelivered planes.”

Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems are facing intense scrutiny over the quality of their work after an Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 was forced to make an emergency landing last month when a panel blew out of the side of the plane shortly after takeoff.

 

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