Boeing resumes deliveries of 767 freighters

FedEx B767F. Source: FedEx

Boeing is again delivering 767s, having restarted hand overs after a pause due to quality issues affecting commercial and military versions of the widebody jets.

The US manufacturer on April 5 confirmed its deliveries of the type have resumed but did not provide additional information.

Cirium fleets data, however, shows that Boeing delivered a 767-300ER freighter to US package-delivery giant FedEx on March 24.

Boeing’s 767 delivery pause became evident early last month after the company said it was working to address what it called a “quality issue” affecting its two remaining in-production 767 variants.

Those include cargo-configured 767-300ER freighters and 767-based KC-46 military refuelling tankers.

“Through Boeing’s standard process, a quality issue was identified on some 767/KC-46 Tanker components,” Boeing said on March 7. “We are continuing to work through our process with our supplier, regulator and customers to resolve the issue.”

Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Stan Deal said last week that the problem involved a “paint adhesion issue”, according to a Reuters report.

Prior to the recent March 24 delivery, Boeing had last delivered a 767 in December 2022, also to FedEx, according to Boeing’s data.

The company is expected to disclose its March aircraft order and delivery figures on April 11.

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