A contractor performing work on behalf of Alenia Composite (an Alenia Aeronautica Company) at the Global Aeronautica facility in South Carolina failed to follow proper procedure. The contractor was an experienced aviation mechanic not local to Charleston S.C. The individual was immediately terminated.
This error resulted in a production issue that has since been repaired. Global Aeronautica was able to continue to perform some scheduled work in parallel. As a result of the necessary repair time, the delivery of the fuselage section to Everett has been delayed by The Boeing Company. Global Aeronautica is currently awaiting a revised delivery date from The Boeing Company.