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Boeing increases 787 production rate to five per month

13-Nov-2012 9:37 AM

Boeing announced (12-Nov-2012) it rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner built at the new rate of five-aircraft-per-month in early Nov-2012. The aircraft is the 83rd 787 to be built. Boeing earlier this year increased the rate from 2.5 to 3.5 aircraft per month and is on track to achieve a planned 10-per-month rate by late 2013. The programme production rate accounts for aircraft built at Boeing South Carolina and Everett, including the temporary surge line that was activated earlier this year in Everett. To date, 35 787s have been delivered to eight airlines and the programme has more than 800 unfilled orders with 58 customers worldwide. [more - original PR]