Boeing to increase 737 production rate to 52 per month in 2018

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 2, 2014 19:45

Boeing to increase 737 production rate to 52 per month in 2018

Boeing will increase production on the 737 program to 52 airplanes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 program is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world’s best-selling commercial airplane.

“The 737 Next-Generation and 737 MAX airplanes offer our customers unparalleled efficiency and reliability,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “Whether for fleet growth or for replacement needs, the 737 enables market success for carriers due to lower operating economics and by providing a better passenger experience.”

Boeing currently produces 42 airplanes per month at its Renton, Wash., factory, and the company previously announced plans to increase the production rate to 47 airplanes per month in 2017.

“This increase is a recognition of the teamwork that achieved record level production rates while improving safety, productivity and quality,” said Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Strong efforts by Boeing employees, our suppliers and community support allow us to continue to build these fabulous airplanes in Renton for years to come.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 2, 2014 19:45