Production of the new Air Force One plane faces disruption after a manufacturing accident at a Boeing factory

2022-07-29 0 By

China News on April 6Boeing faces disruptions in production of its new Air Force One jet by early 2022 due to problems at the planemaker’s factory, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.The problem reportedly involved trying to fit one of the two jets under development onto jacks, but some of the jacks were heavier than the limit, raising fears of damage to the aircraft.Boeing and the US Department of Defense are negotiating a delivery date for the new Air Force One jet, the report said.In 2021, Boeing reportedly found two empty tequila bottles aboard an Air Force One aircraft under development at its SAN Antonio plant, despite the fact that alcohol is banned at Boeing factories.According to Reuters, former U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Boeing for putting a high price tag on the heavily modified 747-8.However, the company signed a $3.9 billion contract in 2018 to build two Air Force One jets.Boeing’s 787 dreamliner has also been plagued by production problems that have led to numerous complaints about delivery delays.