Boeing confirms that it will deliver less number of 737 jets in the third quarter, than its nominal delivery rate. as unfinished jets piling around its Renton plant. According to Seattle times.
Boeing’s Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said on Wednesday that delay in deliveries of fuselage from Spirit AeroSystems, and engines from CFM International had already forced the company to reduce 737 deliveries since last quarter.
Though Boeing increased its production rate to 52 from 47 jets per month, its suppliers are not ready to cope with the demand.
The delivery rate for the first half of the year has been only 45 per month in average
The plane maker also said to have in shortage of skilled workers and “last week it has redeployed several hundred mechanics to Renton from facilities around the Puget Sound area to help complete the unfinished jobs on the more than 40 airplanes parked outside.”