Boeing Says It's Frustrated With Dreamliner Glitch
February 12, 2012 12:09PM (UTC)
SINGAPORE (AP) — A top Boeing Co. executive says that the plane maker is frustrated with the latest 787 Dreamliner production glitch, but that it shouldn't delay output goals.
Boeing Vice President of Development Mark Jenks said at a news conference Sunday in Singapore that the company has fixed a shimming problem discovered earlier this month on some 787 fuselages.
Jenks said Boeing still plans to boost production from a current two to three 787s a month to 10 of the planes a month by the end of next year.
Jenks said the production mistake was "clearly frustrating and we'd rather it not happen."
Boeing delivered its first Dreamliners last year to All Nippon Airways after several delays pushed back delivery by three years.
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