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Unfinished Boeing 737s to cause piling up in Renton

Renton - After Airbus, Boeing now has difficulties in increasing production rates. It is especially noticeable in Renton, Seattle's only 737 final assembly plant. Over 40 unfinished 737 were parked around Boeing’s Renton final assembly plant and along the edges of the Renton Municipal Airport. Some of these aircraft are missing their engines and others waiting for the installation of different parts. ( More...

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robin cooper 6
and yet they let many experienced employees leave on a buy out last year!!!!duh, makes good management at Boeing an oxymoron.
M20ExecDriver 3
Skilled people? We don't need no high priced, stinking, experienced employees. We can get two inexperienced ones for the same price.
gordon turner 2
Shortage of fuselages? The picture seems to be full of them.
All the ones they are short of are not visible in that photo.
M20ExecDriver 1
They're not short fuselages. They're short of employees who know WTF they're doing.
AWAAlum 2
Just wondering - what are you basing that conclusion on?
M20ExecDriver -1
If you're sitting in a restaurant and everyone is waiting for their food, someone doesn't know WTF they're doing, either the cook, the servers or the management.
AWAAlum 1
I presume then, you knew it was the cook. That's a bit arrogant.
btweston 1
I think he just read the article.
Edw Sanderson 2
ckean up your mouth, you loose all credabilty
Jim McDiarmid 2
If they are short of fuselages, how is that an aircraft piling up?
linbb 3
Engine shortage is nothing new there at Renton, back in the 60s they would fly out to Boeing field, engines would be removed,taken back and installed on the next plane. Think back then it was 707s not sure too many years back. They installed concrete blocks so they would not need tail stands and could be moved with a tug.
patrick bloem 2
Poor supply chain management.
n9341c 1
What a poorly written article. I had to read it three times to make sense of the logic.

"According to Boeing, the delays have already reached the peak. At the end of the year, everything should revert."

What a bizarre sentence.
btweston 1
Two sentences. That’s what those little dots mean.
Sounds like it was one of those automated writers. Not maybe or.
Roy Troughton 1
Not only a shortage of parts, but a shortage of workers to complete them. The buyout was obviously an effort to cut costs which seems to have back fired on Boeing. Sounds like they could use another assembly line both to cut costs and increase production of the 737. Another Boeing assembly line in the south perhaps?
Chris B 1
They'll quickly run out of space.......
WhiteKnight77 1
I may be headed to a company to do some work for 737 engine components. From what I hear, the company gets an order, then they run said order, then once done, are inactive for a bit, then get a new order then ramp back up to fill said order. It is strange that they cannot get people for this job from the surrounding area, but need to get people from the opposite side of the country. Apparently there is a new engine being made for the 737s.
Jim Lynch 1
Why aren't they boasting about this now? Strange how the Boeing BIG MOUTHS are so silent.
M20ExecDriver 0
It's all Trump's fault.
Silent Bob 0
You misspelled Obama!
AWAAlum 0
Although I'm not a Trump fan, I'm just tired of his presence here.
paul gilpin 0
Several hundred Starbucks employees from other plants in the Seattle area are now to reinforce the current production lines until the newly hired barristas are trained.

anthony mchale -6
Leading up to WW2 I bet the U.S. built 1 turboprop engine an hour. Just a thought.
That would have been quite impressive considering turboprops were not introduced until after World War 2.

I have no idea how quickly piston engines were produced before World War 2 as aviation was really just getting a good start. During the war, engine production was sourced out to multiple companies in order to try to keep up with demand and there were still shortages of engines.
AWAAlum 2
Rosie the Riveter


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