First Boeing 737 at rate 42

Boeing has had to lay off thousands of workers as it deals with the shutdown of international aviation. (PHOTO: Shutterstock)

First Boeing 737 at rate 42

The first Boeing 737NG to be built at the increased rate of 42 units per month rolled out of the factory in Renton, Wash on March 13.

The 737-800 will be delivered to Air Berlin and ultimately leased to Transavia France.

The airplane will undergo functional, systems and flight testing over the next three weeks before being delivered.

Since 2010, production has risen about 33 percent, from 31.5 to 42 airplanes a month. The production rate is scheduled to increase to 47 airplanes a month in 2017.


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