The Boeing Co. plans to increase production on Wichita’s most important individual aircraft program by at least 60% by the middle of the decade. 

While the production ramp up on the 737 MAX has gone slower than originally expected, Boeing (NYSE: BA) leaders said on Wednesday during its investors conference that output on the MAX will rise from the current rate of 31 per month to 50 per month by 2025 or 2026.

That would follow a high-end guidance boundary of returning the program to monthly output in 40s in the latter half of next year.  

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