Boeing problems pile up with new manufacturing flaw found before 737 delivery

Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems reported misdrilled holes in the fuselages of 50 undelivered 737 jets

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal said in a letter to Boeing employees, reported by Reuters on Monday, that there were no immediate safety concerns and that the 737 series can continue to operate while the 50 jets get repaired. 

“This past Thursday, a supplier notified us of a non-conformance in some 737 fuselages. I want to thank an employee at the supplier who flagged to his manager that two holes may not have been drilled exactly to our requirements,” Deal wrote to Boeing workers in the letter. 

Spirit AeroSystems spokesman Joe Buccino said that someone from the quality control team found an “edge margin,” or spacing error in holes drilled on a window frame in some of the aircraft, which did not adhere to
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