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Boeing shows off first 737 MAX 7 at Renton facility (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Chuyi Chuang)

Weak Link in Boeing’s Supply Chain Limiting 737 Production

Recently, news came to light that one of Boeing’s suppliers, Spirit AeroSystems, was facing difficulties in providing Boeing 737 fuselages to the aircraft manufacturer, further complicating Boeing’s plans to ramp up production of the popular aircraft in the face of growing demand Subcontractor and Labor Delays The Spirit AeroSystems fuselage delays stem from two main issues: delays in receiving parts from subcontractors and a shortage of skilled mechanics. Spirit is working to fix the subcontractor shortages by sending out teams…

Boeing Rolls Out 10,000th 737, Claims New Guinness World Record

In a celebration held in Renton, Wash., Boeing officially rolled out its 10,000th 737 aircraft, which is destined to be delivered to Southwest Airlines. This milestone for the aircraft manufacturing giant marks a new Guinness World Records title for the "Most Produced Commercial Aircraft Model." The 737 reached its 5,000…

Boeing’s 10,000th 737 Makes Headway Down Renton Assembly Line

Boeing's only in production narrow-body aircraft is celebrating a milestone. Since being put into service in 1967 with Lufthansa, the 737 is now the world's best selling aircraft. In just a few weeks, the 10,000th 737 will be delivered to Southwest Airlines. [caption id="attachment_20234" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The 10,000th 737 fuselage…

Boeing Unveils First 737 MAX 7 Aircraft at Renton Facility

Aircraft spotters and Boeing employees were out in force on Monday as the aircraft manufacturing giant unveiled the newest member of its Boeing 737 MAX family: the MAX 7. For the occasion, Boeing held a ceremony at its factory in Renton, Wash. where they showed off the plane to its…