Boeing: Reported “Non-conformity Issue” on Aircraft Fuselages in Production

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The aerospace manufacturer has stated on Sunday, February 4th, that it was informed by a supplier of a non-conformity issue with the fuselages of its flagship model, the 737. While this does not pose an immediate danger to flying aircraft, it will require intervention on around fifty units that have not yet been delivered. “Although this issue may cause some short-term delays in 737 deliveries, it is our only option given our commitment to delivering perfect aircraft every time,” the company added. An in-flight incident involving a Boeing 737 MAX 9 on January 5th prompted the U.S. aviation regulatory agency (FAA) to launch an investigation into the manufacturer’s quality control, prompting the company to appoint an independent expert to review its internal processes and subcontractors.

In the letter, Stan Deal mentioned that employees proposed over a thousand improvements during training and awareness days introduced after the January 5th incident. According to Stan Deal, some of these suggestions are already being implemented, as a team has been established to expedite the purchase of new tools and orders have been placed for new supports to facilitate access to certain areas of the aircraft.

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