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Live news: Production issue to curb Boeing’s capacity to deliver 737 Max jets

Boeing mentioned on Thursday {that a} manufacturing concern will have an effect on its capability to ship a “vital” variety of 737 Max jets, doubtlessly exacerbating plane shortages for airways around the globe.

The aerospace producer mentioned a provider had used a “non-standard” course of when putting in two fittings within the fuselage of sure fashions of the narrow-body jet, creating the likelihood that it may not adjust to specs laid out by aviation regulators.

Boeing mentioned the planes can nonetheless function safely, however “the problem will in all probability have an effect on a big variety of undelivered Max aeroplanes, each in manufacturing and in storage”.

The potential for delay will deepen complications for Boeing’s clients, a lot of which want to broaden their flying schedules.