Boeing, struggling to recover production after the two-month Machinists strike, delivered only four jets in November.

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Boeing, struggling to recover production after the two-month Machinists strike, delivered only four jets in November.

The strike officially ended Nov. 2 and all machinists were required to be back at work by Nov. 10. All the jets delivered in November — one 737, two 777s and a 767 — were nearly complete before the strike.

During August, just before the strike, Boeing delivered 36 jets: 29 of the 737s, five 777s, one 767, and one 747.

The return to production after the strike has been slowed, especially on the 737 and 777 assembly lines, by a problem with faulty nutplates used to attach small internal parts. All the defective nutplates have to be inspected and many of them replaced.

Boeing spokesman Jim Condelles said December deliveries should be “more reflective of full-rate production.”