Boeing rolls out first 737 at higher production rate
Published: December 9, 2011
Boeing has rolled out its first 737NG at the production rate of 35 aircraft a month ( ATW Daily News, June 16, 2010 ) and is on track to deliver the aircraft to launch customer Norwegian Air Shuttle ( ATW Daily News, June 22 ) in January, the company said.
To prepare for the 737 rate increases, Boeing said it has made production processes more efficient, increased production capacity with capital investments, made the site footprint more efficient and decommissioned outdated equipment.
According to Boeing, it will increase the 737 rate to 38 airplanes a month in the second quarter of 2013 and to 42 aircraft a month in the first half of 2014.