Reuters: Boeing faces challenges in raising 787 production

|About: The Boeing Company (BA)|By:, SA News Editor

Boeing (BA) is struggling to cope with an increase in the production of 787 jets to 10 a month and is facing a major backlog of unfinished work, Reuters reports.

Some employees are skeptical that the company will be able to keep up the pace, with one problem being not enough skilled workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant.

The ramp up in output is important for the firm to be able to start breaking even on the Dreamliner.

Boeing said that the "787 program remains on track to meet its delivery commitments in 2014."

Separately, Boeing has said that Air India is not satisfied with the performance of its Dreamliners following a series of glitches over recent months. Another complaint is that the 787 isn't reportedly as fuel efficient as Boeing has claimed.