LOS ANGELES—Trusting to both its existing backlog as well as forecasts of a coming wave in widebody orders towards the end of the decade, Boeing has confirmed it will step up production of the 787 to 14 per month in 2019. The move, revealed by Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at a Morgan Stanley investor conference in California, reaffirms the company’s belief in the timing of a major twin-aisle replacement cycle—at which the 787, and particularly the 787-9 and -10 versions, ...

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