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717 Every 4 Day's?  
User currently offlineBoeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 1002 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 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 962 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 8 months 21 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Why not?

User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11185 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 920 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 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 893 times:

i heard that on "modern marvels" assembly lines

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4190 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 875 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, 8502 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 853 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, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 hours ago) and read 824 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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