Boeing weighs boosting 737 output

Aug 18, 2014 | 05:37 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  aerospace, Boeing, 737, aluminum, Spirit AeroSystems, United Technology, UTC Aerospace, TMX Aerospace ThyssenKrupp Materials

LOS ANGELES — Continuing strong demand for Boeing Co.’s 737 is spurring its builder to consider yet another increase in the airliner’s production rate, which would mean still-greater demand for aerospace aluminum alloy plate.

Demand for the 737, whose production rate is already due to rise to 47 per month in 2017 from 42 per month currently (, May 5), continues to grow and Boeing plans to "assess" the plane’s build rate, a company spokesman in Seattle said.

"We are seeing upward pressure on 737 demand and we’ll be addressing that in the coming months," he said about the possibility of boosting the monthly build rate beyond 47.....

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