The latest blow for the two-aisle aircraft, Boeing revealed on Tuesday that delivery of the 787 Dreamliner had been postponed due to a manufacturing issue.
The firm stated that it would disrupt near-term deliveries but won’t change its forecast for the entire year.
The company is evaluating fittings on a section of the tail called the horizontal stabilizer “for a nonconforming condition.”
Boeing did not disclose how many aircraft were impacted by the new flaw.
According to Boeing, the tail defect is not a safety concern, and existing airline fleet aircraft can continue to fly.
The business claimed to have informed both airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The 787 and the 737 Max have experienced production issues that have intermittently delayed deliveries and left carriers without the jets they anticipated having for the busiest summer period.
The fittings on Max jets where the fuselage joins the vertical section of the tail had an issue, which Boeing discovered in April.
A month earlier, 787 deliveries were halted as federal officials examined records of maintenance performed on new aircraft.
Several times in the past three years, 787 shipments have been suspended due to production problems.
Because a significant portion of the purchase price is often paid upon delivery, the delays damage Boeing.