Via their third-quarter reports, Boeing has taken the decision to bring down their delivery forecast for 2023, but such a figure will be an improvement from 2022.
The American planemaker has been getting to grips with supplier issues causing delivery delays for prospective customers.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Boeing Delivery Forecast Down, But Still Better Than 2022…
“On the 737 program, during the quarter a supplier non-conformance was identified on the aft pressure bulkhead section of certain 737 airplanes.”
“This is not an immediate safety of flight issue and the in-service fleet can continue operating safely.”
“Near-term deliveries and production will be impacted as the program performs necessary inspections and rework, and the company now expects to deliver 375-400 airplanes this year.”
“On production, suppliers are continuing with planned rate increases, and the company expects to complete the final assembly transition to 38 per month by year-end, with plans to increase to 50 per month in the 2025/2026 timeframe.”
“The estimated cost associated with performing the rework is immaterial and included in third quarter results.”
However, even in the first nine months of this year, Boeing has been able to deliver 13% more aircraft, so it isn’t all doom and gloom at this stage.
The priority moving forward will be for the planemaker to get a grip on the issues that are causing delivery delays, and from there, the expectation will be a much higher number going into 2024.
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