WoodysAeroimag wrote:7BOEING7 wrote:Stitch wrote:
As noted, some 350 NGs are left to be delivered and while Boeing is pushing out more than 50 a month it comes down to how quickly the customers want the frames. Boeing is also seeing more NG to MAX conversions than the reverse, so...
Should wrap up next year.
According to Boeing's numbers there were only about 250+/-left to build as of the end of April so only about 220+/- end of June at about 33+/- a month. That rate will decrease, so I would guess sometime during the 4th quarter next year we'll se our last NG depart (not counting P-8's).
Outside the factory last Thursday was the following fuselages.
Boeing should be at 560/year for both or 47/month. So that 33 per month needs to drop fast. Otherwise, the ramp down rate in 2019 will exceed contract allowables. It all comes down to LEAP engine production. CFM is doing well, but not perfect.