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Boeing defers deliveries of 787 sections

Boeing has deferred delivery of 787 sections from suppliers as it makes a temporary schedule adjustment as a few of its suppliers experience parts shortages.

The company has asked those suppliers to take some additional time to complete the work at their facilities. The changes won’t affect commitments to customers, officials said.

Boeing has asked suppliers to hold back sections for the 23rd and 24th aircraft to be assembled to avoid any catch-up work, Bloomberg said.

Spirit AeroSystems, which provides the nose sections for the aircraft, received the notifications, spokeswoman Debbie Gann said. She declined further comment. The company’s first-quarter results will be released Thursday, and company officials will hold a conference call with analysts.

“There’s no work stopping anywhere,” Boeng spokeswoman Yvonne Leach told Bloomberg. “It’s just that we are rebalancing the deliveries into final assembly.”