Boeing Continues to Throttle 787 “Dreamliner” Production

The ongoing corona crisis is forcing Boeing to cut production: The US aircraft manufacturer only wants to produce five “Dreamliners” per month from mid-2021.

Chicago The crisis-ridden US aviation giant Boeing wants to further reduce the production rate of its 787 “Dreamliner” long-haul jet in view of weak demand and production deficiencies. From mid-2021, only five copies per month will be produced, said CFO Greg Smith at a conference on Friday. This means that one machine less than planned would be produced per month. Boeing had already cut production of the model several times over the past year and a half.

The 787 was at times an important source of income for the Airbus rival during the debacle over the crisis jet 737 Max, which was banned from take-offs for 20 months after two crashes.

But the corona pandemic has brought international air traffic to a standstill to such an extent that there is currently hardly any need for the model. Not a single copy was shipped in the past month. The situation