Aircraft manufacturer Boeing started the year 2023 with a quarterly loss. In addition, the American group was still experiencing problems with the parts supply, which led to delays and higher costs.

At the same time, Boeing announced that it would increase the production rate for its 737 MAX aircraft.

A new problem recently came to light at supplier Spirit AeroSystems, which had not produced airframes for the Boeing 737 according to the agreed standards. Boeing emphasizes that this poses no danger to aircraft of this model already in use.

Due to all the setbacks, Boeing suffered a net loss of $425 million in the first quarter of this year, compared to $1.2 billion a year earlier. However, revenue increased 28 percent to $17.9 billion, partly because the commercial aircraft division could deliver more aircraft of the 737 and 787 models.

The defence branch also grew but was loss-making because of problems with suppliers.

Boeing wants to produce 38 737 MAX aircraft per month later this year, seven more than the company currently produces. With this, the company hopes to deliver between 400 and 450 devices of this type throughout 2023.

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