Boeing says 737 deliveries are rebounding

SEATTLE – Boeing numbers indicate its recently troubled 737 factory in Renton, Wash., is getting back on track. K5 News reports.

Boeing says 737 deliveries are rebounding
Boeing says 737 deliveries are rebounding
SEATTLE – Boeing numbers indicate its recently troubled Boeing 737 factory in Renton, Wash., is getting back on track. K5 News reports. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

17 Sept. 2018 -- The Boeing commercial aircraft factory is building 52 of the workhorse jets each month, but unfinished jets have been piling up undelivered. Many are parked around the Renton airport.

In July, actual deliveries to airlines fell to just 29 jets. New company numbers show Boeing delivered 48 jets in August, which is 19 more than July.

Late deliveries of engines and fuselages by suppliers are mostly blamed for the delays. Boeing says it has brought in some 600 employees from Everett and other Puget Sound factories to help Renton recover. Boeing says it has also temporarily hired back some retired mechanics with special skills to help get the program back on track.

Related: VietJet provisionally orders 100 Boeing 737 jets in a deal worth nearly $13 billion at Farnborough

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Related: United Airlines orders 150 Boeing 737 aircraft

John Keller, editorial director
Intelligent Aerospace

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