Airbus SE logo

AIR - Airbus SE News Story

€99.36 -12.9  -11.5%

Last Trade - 26/11/21

Sector
Industrials
Size
Large Cap
Market Cap £74.21bn
Enterprise Value £75.67bn
Revenue £46.19bn
Position in Universe 14th / 851

Maker of plane parts Boeing calls flawed supplied Spirit, others - sources

Thu 14th October, 2021 7:20pm
By Tim Hepher, David Shepardson and Francesca Landini Oct 14 (Reuters) - An Italian sub-contractor at the centre of the latest snags to emerge on Boeing's BA.N 787 Dreamliner has worked for a broad set of aerospace companies including Spirit AeroSystems SPR.N , according to industry sources and documents. Boeing and regulators said earlier some 787 jetliner parts were improperly made over the past three years. They were supplied indirectly by Manufacturing Process Specification (MPS), as a sub-contractor to Leonardo LDOF.MI . urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2RA2XC In March, Boeing warned Spirit AeroSystems about suspected problems with parts at MPS and asked it to use alternative suppliers as it continued an audit of the Italian company's operations, according to a letter seen by Reuters. It also asked Wichita-based Spirit to trace any MPS parts it had used back to 2017 and to treat them as "suspect nonconforming," meaning they would be subject to further checks. "Out of an abundance of caution while Boeing conducts further testing and evaluation, Boeing has also decided to consider all product processed by MPS to be suspect," it said. Boeing and Spirit had no immediate comment on the letter. Boeing said earlier the problems did not pose any immediate safety issues to 787 Dreamliners already in service. Brindisi, Italy-based MPS, a coatings supplier, did not respond to phone calls and an emailed request for comment. MPS is also an approved supplier to Airbus AIR.PA , according to a list available via the planemaker's website. A spokesperson for the European company had no immediate comment when asked whether it or its suppliers had recently used any parts involving work carried out by MPS. <^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Boeing finds new defect in continuing struggle to produce Dreamliner 787 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2RA2XC ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^> (Reporting by Tim Hepher in Paris, David Shepardson in Washington and Francesca Landini in Milan; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) ((tim.hepher@thomsonreuters.com; +33 1 49 49 54 52; Reuters Messaging: tim.hepher.thomsonreuters@reuters.net))
© Stockopedia 2021, Refinitiv, Share Data Services.
This site cannot substitute for professional investment advice or independent factual verification. To use it, you must accept our Terms of Use, Privacy and Disclaimer policies.