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Boeing Also Makes Planes in Renton – A Bit Slowly Right Now

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If you don’t want to go as far north as Everett, you can instead go a tiny bit south to Renton, where Boeing makes the 737’s.

They’re pumping out 5 jets every 2 days, but they’re still behind schedule due to delays from the US/France joint venture CFM International who makes some of the engines and some fuselage work from Wichita Kansas.

They’re going ahead and building the planes though and just parking them outside, waiting for the engines. Sometimes they strap on some engines and fly them over to Boeing Field in south Seattle where there’s more room, then take off the temporary engines and drive them back to the plant to fly another plane over to wait. ?

737’s currently account for around half of Boeing Commercial Airplane Company’s income.

Source: Seattle Times – Boeing confirms it’s crunch time in Renton, fewer 737 deliveries next quarter