Boeing (Everett, Wash., USA) reported on May 9 that it has rolled out of the factory the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven airplanes per month. The airplane is the 114th 787 to be built overall and the 100th 787 to be built at the Everett factory.
Boeing says its 787 program is on track to achieve a planned 10-per-month rate by year-end. The production rate accounts for airplanes built at the Everett Final Assembly facility, the Everett Temporary Surge Line and Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston, S.C., USA.
To date, 50 787s have been delivered to eight airlines. The program has more than 800 unfilled orders with 58 customers worldwide.
A video feature on the rate increase can be found at http://bit.ly/12iSIHa.
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