Boeing stock dropped 7 percent to a low of $98.99 on news of recent issues with a couple of 787 airliners. A Thompson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from England to Sanford, Fla., had to turn back Friday for precautionary reasons. That was after a fire on an empty 787 forced London’s Heathrow Airport to temporarily shut down its two runways Friday morning.
Boeing lost an estimated $50 million a week while the Dreamliners were grounded. St. Charles-based LMI Aerospace plays a key role in providing parts for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner program.