Boeing (NYSE:BA) delivered the first 737 Max jetliner whose production had been delayed to repair a defect, Reuters reported Friday.
The plane maker has been working to fix planes with misdrilled holes in a front part of the fuselage, which is the main body section of a plane.
Boeing (BA) and supplier Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) this month expanded fuselage inspections to hand-drilled holes from only those made by automated drilling. Boeing (BA) had said there wasn’t any immediate flight-safety concern from the defect.
The company this week cut its year-end delivery target for the 737 to a range of 375 to 400 planes, down from 400 to 450 of the narrowbody jetliner.