- Boeing warned on Thursday about reduced production and deliveries of the 737 Max in the near term due to a parts issue with a supplier.
Boeing 737 Max planes are parked at the company’s production facility on November 18, 2020 in Renton, Washington.
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Boeing warned on Thursday about reduced production and deliveries of the 737 Max in the near term due to a parts issue with one supplier, Spirit AeroSystems.
“This is not an immediate safety of flight issue and the in-service fleet can continue to operate safely. However, the issue will likely affect a large number of undelivered 737 MAX airplanes, both in production and in storage,” the manufacturer said in a statement.
Boeing shares fell 3% in after-hours trading on Thursday. Shares of Spirit AeroSystems fell 4%.
The spirit behind the fuselages used in Boeing jets said in a statement that it had notified Boeing of a “quality issue” with certain 737 models.
“Spirit is working to develop an inspection and repair for the affected fuselage. We continue to work closely with our customer to resolve this matter and minimize impacts while maintaining our focus on safety,” said company.
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