Boeing is introducing an automated 737 wing assembly process that is designed to reduce flow time by more than one-third as part of the company’s plan to increase monthly production rates to 47 and beyond, and to prepare for the introduction of the MAX at gradually increasing rates. Dubbed the panel assembly line (PAL), the system was developed by Mukilteo, Washington-based automated manufacturing specialist Electroimpact, and will be dovetailed into the Renton production site ...
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