Boeing says it will build 500 737NGs annually beginning in 2014 in a strong endorsement of the strength of its supply chain and airlines to withstand the threat of high fuel prices and economic uncertainty in Europe and the U.S. The new rate, 42 per month, is the fourth boost in the past two years and will be absorbed by the second final assembly line at Boeing’s Renton facility south of Seattle. The company’s 737 backlog is more than 2,100 aircraft. Line one is already carrying its ...

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