WASHINGTON May 22 Boeing Co is 90
percent finished with retrofits of the battery system on its 787
Dreamliner and should finish the rest by next week, Ray Conner,
president of the company's commercial airplane division, told an
investor conference on Wednesday.
Conner told the conference he saw "great momentum" on the
787 program, after overheated batteries prompted a fleetwide
grounding earlier this year.
Production of the new airliner had reached seven airplanes a
month and was on track to reach the projected level of 10 per
month by the end of the year, Conner said.
Overall, he said the company expected to hit its target of
producing 60 Dreamliners by the end of the year.
He said earlier problems with the supply chain had been
resolved and the airplane's supply chain was now healthy, Conner
"We are turning the corner," Conner said.