Boeing getting parts shipments from Japan

By Dow Jones Newswires
Posted March 17 at 6:33 a.m.

Boeing Co. says its suppliers in Japan are still shipping some airplane parts to the Chicago-based manufacturer, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, citing company spokesman Thomas Brabant.

Last week’s earthquake and tsunami haven’t had any immediate impact on production in Japan, the AP cites Brabant as saying. He also said Boeing still has several weeks’ worth of the airplane parts in its inventory.

More than a third of the parts for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and a fifth of the parts for the 777 are made in Japan, the AP said.

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