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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

If a 717 is built in 4 day's than why after a year there are only 35 in the wourlds fleet's?

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User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

Simple - they don't build another 717 immediately when they have finished one.

User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 995 times:

Why not?

User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 961 times:

Come now, people.  

It takes much longer than 4 days to build a 717. Probably closer to a few months each. However, they do work on many at a time. If you hear that they finish one every 4 days (btw, where did you hear that?) that means no more than that. Every 4 days, one of the 717 lines produces a finished jet.



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User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 934 times:

i heard that on "modern marvels" assembly lines

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4212 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 916 times:

That only means they can roll one out every 4 days at the highests frequency. sheesh. 4 days to build a 100,000 pound aircraft? good grief. try at least a couple months. Think about how much goes into an aircraft and all the wiring, interior, painting, intial and final assembly...


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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 894 times:

I like the "moving" assembly line they're doing in Long Beach. Every couple of days, all the 717s on the line are physically moved on tracks down the line. It moves at something like 1.5 miles per hour. I don't know if it's been implemented yet, I read it in a recent issue of AW&ST.

User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 865 times:

Okay, slightly off subject, but when I toured the 747 plant up in Seattle, I learned that it takes an average of 8 and a half months to build a 747-400.
I thought that was very interesting.
R


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