(Updates with details)
July 7 Boeing Co said there would be no
delay in shipments from supplier Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc
, following the derailment of a train last week en route
to the planemaker's factories in Washington state.
"Alternate rail routes are available for future shipments
and we expect to begin loading final assembly per master
schedule on Friday," the company said in an internal memo on
Wichita, Kansas-based Spirit Aerosystems builds all of
Boeing's 737 fuselages. The six fuselages involved in Thursday's
derailment represent 14 percent of Boeing's current monthly
production. The company makes 42 finished 737s a month.
Nineteen cars in a 90-car BNSF Railway Co train
loaded with six 737 narrow-body fuselages and assemblies for
Boeing's 777 and 747 wide-body jets derailed near Rivulet,
Montana on Thursday.
Boeing is still assessing damages to the six 737 fuselages
and said the impacted customers had been notified.
(Reporting by Sweta Singh in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das
and Simon Jennings)