Boeing Adds Another Dreamliner Glitch to Its Collection
Boeing (NYSE:BA) revealed some encouraging Dreamliner news earlier in December when a top company executive told Reuters that the jet manufacturer was close to hitting its production target of building 10 of the energy-efficient 787 Dreamliner jets per month.
“It’s the fastest we’ve ever gone on any airplane,” said Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s South Carolina operations. If Boeing is able to build 10 Dreamliner 787s this month, the company will be on track to deliver at least 60 plans this year, according to Jones, bringing the company closer to its goals of building 12 jets per month by mid-2016 and 14 per month by approximately 2019.
The same day the Reuters story was published, Europe’s third-largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle (NWARF.PK), announced it was purchasing two more Dreamliners, noting the craft’s technological advancements outweighed the technical problems plaguing the jet’s operation.
Yet only days after the airline announced it had signed a deal with Boeing, one Dreamliner in the company’s three-jet fleet experienced yet another problem. The newest of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Dreamliners was scheduled to fly from Fort Lauderdale to Stockholm on Saturday but was unable to do so.