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Boeing Faces New Dreamliner Production Problem

A new production problem has surfaced with Boeing Co. ’s 787 Dreamliner, further delaying deliveries of the popular wide-body jets.

Boeing expects the newly discovered defect to take at least three weeks to address, people familiar with the matter said. That means its customers might not get new Dreamliners for much of the traditionally busy summer travel season.

The plane maker on Tuesday said it would temporarily slow Dreamliner production to address the new issue and gradually increase monthly output to its target of five a month.

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