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The making of a Boeing 737

February 11, 2014 09:44 IST

Boeing has started building the first Next-Generation 737 at the increased rate of 42 airplanes per month.

Since 2010, production of the 737 has increased about 33 percent, from 31.5 to 42 airplanes a month, its highest rate ever.

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The making of a Boeing 737

February 11, 2014 09:44 IST
An employee is pictured while working during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

The first Next-Generation 737 built at the new rate is scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter. 

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The making of a Boeing 737

February 11, 2014 09:44 IST

The 737 production rate is scheduled to increase to 47 airplanes a month in 2017.

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The making of a Boeing 737

February 11, 2014 09:44 IST
An employee is pictured while working during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

The Next-Generation 737 family is currently offered in three sizes, ranging from 120 to 220 seats.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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The interior of the Boeing 737 assembly plant is pictured in Renton.

The 737-700 is capable of carrying up to 149 passengers.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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he horizontal stabilizer of a Boeing 737 jetliner is pictured during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

The 737-800 can seat up to 189 passengers.

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The making of a Boeing 737

February 11, 2014 09:44 IST
 Boeing 737 jetliner is pictured during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

The Next-Generation 737 models fly around 3,000 nautical miles (5,500 km), an increase of up to 900 nautical miles over earlier 737 models.  This increases 737 route capabilities throughout the world.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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Employees are pictured examining a Boeing 737 jetliner's wing during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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An employee is pictured working on a Boeing 737 jetliner during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton, Washington.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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Work in progress on a Boeing 737 jetliner at the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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A Boeing 737 jetliner is pictured during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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The winglet of a Boeing 737 jetliner is pictured during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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Boeing 737 jetliners are pictured during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

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The making of a Boeing 737

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An employee is pictured working on a portion of a Boeing 737 jetliner's wing during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton.

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The making of a Boeing 737

February 11, 2014 09:44 IST

Employees are pictured examining a Boeing 737 jetliner's wing during a tour of the Boeing 737 assembly plant in Renton, Washington.