Boeing has resumed low-rate production of the 737
MAX at the company’s Renton, Washington factory.
“We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our
production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho,
vice president and general manager of the 737 program. “These
initiatives are the next step in creating the optimal build
environment for the 737 MAX.”
During the temporary suspension of production that
began in January, mechanics and engineers collaborated to refine
and standardize work packages in each position of the factory. New
kitting processes will also ensure that employees have everything
they need at their fingertips to build the airplane.
“The steps we’ve taken in the factory will help
drive our goal of 100 percent quality for our customers while
supporting our ongoing commitment to workplace safety,” said Scott
Stocker, vice president of 737 Manufacturing.
The 737 program is expected to gradually ramp up
production this year.