"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 Monday.
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 [BNISF.UL] 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
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