Manufacturing issue could slow production of Boeing’s 737 Max airplane

April 14, 2023
This issue will affect 737 Max 8, 737 Max 7, 737 8200 and P-8 planes.

Delivery of Boing 737 Max planes may be delayed due to a manufacturing error. According to CNBC, one of Being’s suppliers, Spirit AeroSystems, used a “non-standard manufacturing process” on two fittings in aft fuselages. This issue will affect 737 Max 8, 737 Max 7, 737 8200 and P-8 planes.

The Associated Press is reporting that Boeing has made the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aware of the situation, and both Boeing and the FAA assert that the problem is not an immediate safety of flight issue.

Airlines like Southwest are trying to deal with the potential delays. According to Reuters, Southwest had expected to receive 100 737 planes in 2023, but they have decreased their projection to 90 jets this year.

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