Spirit admits delay in Boeing fuselage deliveries


April 15, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit AeroSystems says the Kansas-based company was late for the first time in nearly four years delivering major parts of Boeing's best-selling airplane.

Spirit officials cited a number of factors leading to last month's late deliveries of 737 fuselages to Boeing, the Wichita Eagle reported .

"It's a whole host of things," said Tom Gentile, chief executive of Spirit. "I wouldn't just point to one thing."

Gentile said reasons for the missed deliveries include supply chain issues, rising monthly production rates and extra quality checks on parts and structures Spirit...

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