Boeing holds to 787 delivery targets

Apr 24, 2013 | 05:23 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, lithium-ion, battery, aircraft, aerospace, titanium, 787, Dreamliner 777

LOS ANGELES — Fresh off winning approval of a fix to its 787 Dreamliner after it was grounded for three months, aerospace giant Boeing Co. is still aiming to meet this year’s original delivery forecasts for the aircraft.

Despite what will amount to a nearly four-month hiatus in 787 deliveries, Boeing still intends to deliver "greater than 60 787s during 2013," chairman, president and chief executive officer Jim McNerney said during a conference call with securities analysts April 24.

Boeing stopped delivering 787s in January and grounded planes already in service after two high-profile lithium-ion battery failures, although the company’s suppliers said they were instructed to continue producing Dreamliner parts and components (, Jan. 17). ....

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