US emergency giant Boeing, Boeing, wants to further reduce the production rate of its 787 “Dreamliner” long-distance jets given weak demand and production shortfalls. As of mid-2021, only five copies a month will be produced, CFO Greg Smith said at a conference yesterday.
This means that one machine less than previously planned would be produced every month. Boeing had already cut production of the model several times over the past year and a half.
The 787 was at times an important source of income for the Airbus opponent during the mess over the 737 Max emergency jet, which was banned from takeoff for 20 months after two crashes. But the pandemic has brought international air traffic to a halt such that the model is hardly needed at the moment. Not one copy was shipped in the past month. The situation is made even more difficult by inspections due to repeated reports of production defects.