RENTON, Wash. - Boeing is now just a week into its new production rate, 42 737 airliners rolling out the doors of the Renton factory each month. That works out to more than two airplanes for every workday.
The company once struggled to crank out half that number in the 1990s, but this appears to work smoothly. And now the company is planning to go to 47 each month. It's even considering as many as 52, if demand holds and suppliers can keep pace.