Boeing Adds Temporary 787 Production Line

August 28, 2012

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Boeing said a temporary assembly line to boost production of its new carbon-composite 787 Dreamliner is now up and running at its factory in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is speeding up production of all its major models, and is now delivering 787s to customers after years of delays.

The temporary assembly line is designed to increase the production rate from the current 3.5 per month to 10 per month by the end of 2013, said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing for Boeing commercial planes in Seattle, said in a company blog post.

Boeing delivered 150 commercial planes of all models in the second quarter of 2012, up from 118 in the second quarter of last year.

(Reuters)