Seattle, WA Boeing announced today that production on the 737 program will increase to 47 airplanes per month in 2017. Once implemented, the 737 program will build more than 560 airplanes per year, and will have increased output by nearly 50 percent since 2010.
Boeing currently produces 38 airplanes per month from its Renton, Wash., factory and will increase the rate to 42 per month in the first half of 2014. Wichita's Spirit Aerosystems builds a large portion of the 737 model.
The rate increase announced today is not expected to have a significant impact on 2013 financial results.
To date, 266 customers worldwide have placed more than 11,200 orders for the single-aisle airplane – including more than 6,500 orders for the Next-Generation 737 and more than 1,600 orders for the 737 MAX. Boeing currently has more than 3,400 unfilled orders across the 737 family.