US-based Boeing said it plans to deliver as many as 450 new 737s this year, with a target of 30 a month. File photo Eco Clement/UPI | License photo
April 26 (UPI) — U.S. aircraft maker Boeing said Wednesday it plans to deliver more than 400 of its 737 airplanes this year, overcoming supply chain issues and setting a target of 38 new planes a month.
“We are making progress in light of recent supply chain disruptions, but remain confident about our goals for this year and beyond,” said Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun. “Demand is strong in all of our key markets, and we are investing more and more to enhance our expansion programs and enhance strategic opportunities for our customers and our future.”
In the near term, the company expects some headwinds from what it says is a “substandard manufacturing process” for the 737 fuselage. That’s expected to cause short-term production problems while crews perform necessary inspections, but Boeing said it expects to deliver between 400 and 450 of the new 737 this year.
“In manufacturing, the supplier’s master schedule remains unchanged, including an expected increase in production rates, which will result in higher inventory levels.” Boeing explained. “The company expects final assembly production to recover in the coming months, with plans to ramp up to 38 per month later this year, and 2025-26.” period – up to 50.
The Boeing 737 program was grounded after 2018. October month. Lion Air Flight 610 and 2019 March. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashes. Investigations determined that both crashes were caused by a software glitch that automatically sent the aircraft into a steep dive.
Boeing has experienced major declines as 2020 more cancellations than new orders. The Federal Aviation Authority has lifted the 2020 flying order. in November
Meanwhile, the production of the 787 program is accelerating, and in 2023 at the end – five per month, and in 2025-2026 period – 10 per month.
First-quarter revenue from commercial aircraft deliveries totaled $6.7 billion. USD compared to USD 17.9 billion USD in all business sectors.
Its defense division earned $6.5 billion in the first quarter. USD revenue, which is 19% more than a year ago.
“We delivered a strong first quarter and are focused on driving stability for our customers,” Calhoun said.