More use of robotics helps Boeing reach its top 777 production rate
Despite leaning out its 777 final assembly line about seven years ago, Boeing considered its goal of producing 100 of the widebody jets per year unrealistic without a significant capital investment. But a combination of automation, process improvements from its mechanics and a push on hiring is making that goal possible. Last week, a Boeing 777 Freighter, scheduled for delivery to Korean Air next February, became the first airframe to start through 777 final assembly at Boeing's ...
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