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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3502 posts, RR: 27
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2144 times:
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Boeing this summer began totally revising the 767 line, moving assembly tools, adding moving line capability, and creating a new "exit" path out the rear of the building. Does anyone know what the current status is? I see the deliveries keep plugging along at 1 a month however I thought that was supposed to pick up when the move was completed.

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User currently offlinemdword1959 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

FWIW, here was the plan as described in the media in March:

Quote:
...With or without the $35 billion tanker contract, Boeing will ramp up production on its 767 as it shrinks the 767 footprint inside the Everett factory.

“If we don’t land the tanker, we’ve still got a few years to build out” (the remaining 57 commercial jet orders, said Greg Hopp, a manufacturing supervisor for the 767 wings.

Late this year, Boeing plans to increase the pace of production on its 767 commercial jet to three aircraft every two months. Workers build about one 767 each month today. By June 2011, they’ll double that rate and deliver two aircraft every 30 days...
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100328/BIZ/703289997

If they're holding to the schedule, the "quicker" pace should be evident in the delivery statistics fairly soon.


User currently offlinedynamicsguy From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 873 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting kanban (Thread starter):
Does anyone know what the current status is?

Not much of a status, but they seem to be done with the new hangar doors, at least from the outside. I should leave the office and wander out to the assembly lines more often.


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