Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boeing plans to accelerate production of 787

Boeing said on Wednesday that put its global supply chain of parts under control for the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and plans to increase the number of airplanes assembled.

The company has equipped at least four 747s with larger airframes, nicknamed "Dreamlifters" to gather pieces from around the world for its jets 787, assembled in Washington and North Carolina, USA.

Boeing is trying to compensate for delays caused in part by difficulties in the management of the 325 suppliers that produce parts for the 787 in 5000 factories around the world.

Boeing produces three and a half units of carbon composite jet per month. The company plans to increase production to five per month by the end of the year and raise that number to 10 per month by the end of 2013.

"We had some mistakes along the way. We are currently on track to achieve 10 per month," Said Luckey in a presentation in Nagoya, Japan

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