Boeing Puts Three-Week Hold On 787 Assembly

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. puts a three-week hold on assembling new 787s.

Boeing said on Monday that the hold began late last month. It says it is not asking the companies that make parts for the 787 to slow or stop production.

The latest delay comes as Boeing deals with the aftermath of an electrical fire during a test flight last month. The fire and other manufacturing problems are expected to force Boeing to delay delivery of the first 787. It had been aiming to start delivery of the planes early next year.

Last week Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. said it was shifting some workers away from the 787 to work on other planes instead. Spirit makes the front of the plane.

The latest delay was reported by the aerospace site