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Boeing has resumed production of the troubled 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Washington factory.
The 737 program began building airplanes at a low rate.
“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 program. “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 standardize work packages in each position of the factory.
“The 737 program will gradually ramp up production this year” says Boeing…
Airlines and aircraft leasing companies have canceled orders for 299 of the 737 Max after the COVID-19 outbreak. Another 240 of the jets have have had their order status changed and Boeing no longer counts them as firm orders.
However, the company still has firm orders for more than 3,800 of the 737 Max on its books.