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Unfinished Boeing 737s to cause piling up in Renton

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Renton - After Airbus, Boeing now has difficulties in increasing production rates. It is especially noticeable in Renton, Seattle's only 737 final assembly plant. Over 40 unfinished 737 were parked around Boeing’s Renton final assembly plant and along the edges of the Renton Municipal Airport. Some of these aircraft are missing their engines and others waiting for the installation of different parts. (airlinerwatch.com) Mais...

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rdgc
robin cooper 6
and yet they let many experienced employees leave on a buy out last year!!!!duh, makes good management at Boeing an oxymoron.
M20ExecDriver
Dale Denisar 3
Skilled people? We don't need no high priced, stinking, experienced employees. We can get two inexperienced ones for the same price.
ict1
gordon turner 2
Shortage of fuselages? The picture seems to be full of them.
Kairho
Kairho Carroll 7
All the ones they are short of are not visible in that photo.
M20ExecDriver
Dale Denisar 1
They're not short fuselages. They're short of employees who know WTF they're doing.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 2
Just wondering - what are you basing that conclusion on?
M20ExecDriver
Dale Denisar -1
If you're sitting in a restaurant and everyone is waiting for their food, someone doesn't know WTF they're doing, either the cook, the servers or the management.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 1
I presume then, you knew it was the cook. That's a bit arrogant.
btweston
btweston 1
I think he just read the article.
Neatair
Edw Sanderson 2
ckean up your mouth, you loose all credabilty
Fabreps
Jim McDiarmid 2
If they are short of fuselages, how is that an aircraft piling up?
linbb
linbb 3
Engine shortage is nothing new there at Renton, back in the 60s they would fly out to Boeing field, engines would be removed,taken back and installed on the next plane. Think back then it was 707s not sure too many years back. They installed concrete blocks so they would not need tail stands and could be moved with a tug.
jpatrix
patrick bloem 2
Poor supply chain management.
n9341c
n9341c 1
What a poorly written article. I had to read it three times to make sense of the logic.

"According to Boeing, the delays have already reached the peak. At the end of the year, everything should revert."

What a bizarre sentence.
btweston
btweston 1
Two sentences. That’s what those little dots mean.
Kairho
Kairho Carroll 1
Sounds like it was one of those automated writers. Not maybe or.
bizprop
bizprop 1
Not only a shortage of parts, but a shortage of workers to complete them. The buyout was obviously an effort to cut costs which seems to have back fired on Boeing. Sounds like they could use another assembly line both to cut costs and increase production of the 737. Another Boeing assembly line in the south perhaps?
nasdisco
Chris B 1
They'll quickly run out of space.......
WhiteKnight77
WhiteKnight77 1
I may be headed to a company to do some work for 737 engine components. From what I hear, the company gets an order, then they run said order, then once done, are inactive for a bit, then get a new order then ramp back up to fill said order. It is strange that they cannot get people for this job from the surrounding area, but need to get people from the opposite side of the country. Apparently there is a new engine being made for the 737s.
bimjim
Jim Lynch 1
Why aren't they boasting about this now? Strange how the Boeing BIG MOUTHS are so silent.
M20ExecDriver
Dale Denisar 0
It's all Trump's fault.
punkrawk78
Silent Bob 0
You misspelled Obama!
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 0
Although I'm not a Trump fan, I'm just tired of his presence here.
paulgilpin1953
paul gilpin 0
Several hundred Starbucks employees from other plants in the Seattle area are now to reinforce the current production lines until the newly hired barristas are trained.

FIFY
apmac77
anthony mchale -6
Leading up to WW2 I bet the U.S. built 1 turboprop engine an hour. Just a thought.
stansdds
Michael Stansfield 15
That would have been quite impressive considering turboprops were not introduced until after World War 2.

I have no idea how quickly piston engines were produced before World War 2 as aviation was really just getting a good start. During the war, engine production was sourced out to multiple companies in order to try to keep up with demand and there were still shortages of engines.
AWAAlum
AWAAlum 2
Rosie the Riveter

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