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737 MAX production resumes

Posted 28 May 2020 · Add Comment

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Wash. factory.

 

The 737 programme began building aircraft at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality.

 

“We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 programme. “These initiatives are the next step in creating the optimal build environment for the 737 MAX.”

 

 During the temporary suspension of production that began in January, mechanics and engineers collaborated to refine and standardise work packages in each position of the factory. New kitting processes will also ensure that employees have everything they need at their fingertips to build the airplane.

 

“The steps we’ve taken in the factory will help drive our goal of 100 percent quality for our customers while supporting our ongoing commitment to workplace safety,” said Scott Stocker, vice president of 737 manufacturing.

 

Production will initially be limited to one of the three commercial lines in the Renton factory. A second line will be reactivated next year as the program slowly ramps up production, eventually reaching the rate of 31 airplanes per month in 2021.

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