As it prepares for the 737 MAX, Boeing is adding more automation and fuselage buildup capacity at its Renton factory south of Seattle. But it is keeping options open for the transition of the new airplane into the existing 737 Next Generation final assembly line. Changes include completion of a second automated fastener line for wing assembly—the first was used last year—and centralizing cockpit and cabin systems installation rather than working through multiple feeder lines on the ...


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