Boeing remains on track to begin assembly of the first 737 MAX in 2015, by completing firm configuration for the initial 737-8 variant on schedule earlier this month. The U.S. manufacturer says the milestone “marks completion of the major trade studies that define the capabilities of the 737 MAX family,” and clears the way for the start of detailed design. Firm configuration essentially locks down the overall design, which allows engineers to begin the process of detailing features of ...


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