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    A Boeing 737 every 18 hours!

    Amazing production time...

    Boeing produces over FORTY B-737 airplanes a month! That's about one every 18 hours..! How do they do it? A train arrives with the fuselage (main body section) in the morning. That starts a moving production line process that results in a completed plane, ready for flight testing, about 18 hours later. This 3 1⁄2 minute video--- (yes, the motions of the humans and robots who build the plane are speeded up)---- that shows the entire process, is truly fascinating. Pilots and engineers will especially enjoy it..... but so will anyone who flies...!


































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    Those planes cannot be assembled in 18 hours. It takes that long just to paint it. There are multiple assembly lines running.

    Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    Those planes cannot be assembled in 18 hours. It takes that long just to paint it. There are multiple assembly lines running.

    Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it.
    Boeing 737 production? Piffle. 9000 built over 50 years. That's 15 per month.

    Consider what Ford did at Willow run during WWII.

    by 1944, Ford was rolling a Liberator off the Willow Run production line every 63 minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    At its peak, Willow Run produced 650 B-24s per month with highest production listed as 100 completed Bombers flying away from Willow Run Between April 24 and April 26, 1944.

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    Huge difference in complexity between a Liberator and a 737.
    My brother works on the 737 at Boeing and I had an opportunity to go to Friends and Family day about a year ago to tour the plant. What an operation. Production is choreographed down to the minute and everything is huge. One of the buildings alone is over 1 million square feet.
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    Regardless Bob, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnormanh View Post
    Boeing 737 production? Piffle. 9000 built over 50 years. That's 15 per month.
    Except that it hasn't run a steady pace for 50 years.
    There have been ups and downs along the way.
    Right now they are cranking them out quite fast.
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    According to this USA Today News article they are pushing out 52 of the 737 planes a month in 2018, and plan on 57 in 2019 ( 47 planes a month at the time of the 2016 article).

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...ates/79450198/

    So, obviously they don't go from the raw material in the earth to a plane that fast but it seems they have stockpiled parts and maybe a portion preassembled to ROLL THEM OUT THE DOOR that fast. At the 2019 rate that works out to be one plane out the door every 12.63 hours! (That number was based on a 30 day month). I'm not taking anyone's side, just providing what I found on the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard View Post
    Regardless Bob, I thoroughly enjoyed it and thanks for posting.
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    The discussion was enjoyed. Just like having a follow at a car show here in South Bend tell me that Avanti's were also made in Canada. Some legends live on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Bryant View Post
    The discussion was enjoyed. Just like having a follow at a car show here in South Bend tell me that Avanti's were also made in Canada. Some legends live on...
    Thanks for an entertaining post, BTW, its nice that you keep a good sense of humor

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