51 years ago this month, Aviation Week reported on the completion of the first 737 fuselage at what was then Boeing’s facility in Wichita, Kansas.  At that time, well before the mighty Everett site was completed for the 747 program, Boeing’s main commercial facility was at Renton in Washington where business was booming with production of the 707-320 and 727-200 going flat out. On top of that, work was underway on the preliminary design of the 2707 supersonic transport as ...

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