While Boeing’s planned production rate increase to 47 Boeing 737s a month in 2017 will add pressure on its suppliers, the bigger ramifications may come on the aftermarket, an industry analyst suggests. Boeing is already set to increase 737NG rates from the current 38 per month to 42 a month next year. The widely anticipated move to 47 each month, announced last week, will put more 737NGs into service faster as Boeing ramps up a new assembly line to start delivering the 737 MAX in 2017. ...
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