US manufacturer Boeing has suspended deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jet over a documentation problem with an airframe component, the latest setback for the planemaker’s widebody program, Bloomberg has reported.
The problem stems from a vendor parsing error in relation to the 787’s nose pressure section, the planemaker explained yesterday in a statement. Boeing discovered the problem in certification documents provided to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and notified the regulator.
Production of the Dreamliner continues as Boeing works to resolve the issue, which the company says does not pose an “immediate flight safety concern for the in-service fleet.”
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In this sense, the American manufacturer does not expect any change in its production and delivery targets for the aircraft for 2023, although deliveries will be affected in the short term.
The FAA said deliveries will not resume until the problem has been fixed and the company has not delivered a 787 since January 26, according to data from Ascend by Cirium. “The FAA is working with Boeing to determine any action that may be required for recently delivered aircraft,” the federation added.
The 787 plane has been plagued by production problems in recent years after Boeing discovered manufacturing defects in carbon fiber fuselage sections. A safety issue would not be expected and the aircraft in service managed to function, but there were long interruptions in deliveries.