Supply chain fragility drives fourth 737 Max line decision

Over time, Boeing's commercial airplane boss wants a four-way split across its single-aisle production rate.

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Release Date
February 1, 2023
Supply chain fragility drives fourth 737 Max line decision
The systemic fragility of the global aerospace supply chain weighed heavily in Boeing’s decision to add a fourth 737 Max final assembly line – the first single-aisle airliner to be assembled under the roof of its main twin-aisle factory in Everett, Washington, according to its top commercial airplanes executive.

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive Stan Deal outlined the company’s thinking around its own logistics and future production increases during a conversation with The Air Current on the sidelines of Boeing’s January 31 sendoff for the final 747 inside the Everett plant and future home of its new North Line for the 737 Max.

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