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June 19, 2024
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UPDATE – Boeing expects the rework on the aft pressure bulkhead of the 737 and MAX to take longer. Deliveries in August were 22 and are guided and about seventy aircraft for Q3. The airframer reiterates its guidance of 400 to 450 deliveries this year, but they will be at the lower end, Chief Financial Officer Brian West said on Thursday during the Jefferies Industrials Conference.

West said that 75 percent of the 220 aircraft in inventory at the end of Q2, or 165 aircraft, will need rework on the pressure bulkhead after non-conforming, elongated fastener holes were found on produced aircraft. This rework is more extensive and takes more time than that of the tailfin fitting issue that became public in April.

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