Boeing 737 http://kplu.org en Boeing ramps up 737 production to 38 a month http://kplu.org/post/boeing-ramps-737-production-38-month <p>Boeing has begun work on the first of the 737s that will roll out of the Renton factory at a rate of 38 per month.</p><p>The company gave reporters and photographers a look at the line Tuesday as production increases from 35 planes a month.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:32:53 +0000 The Associated Press 7673 at http://kplu.org Boeing ramps up 737 production to 38 a month Boeing delivers its 7,370th 737 http://kplu.org/post/boeing-delivers-its-7370th-737 <p>It's another milestone for Boeing. The 7,370th&nbsp;<a href="http://www.boeing.com/commercial/737family/background.html">737</a> has rolled off the Everett assembly line and is being delivered to Indonesia-based Lion Air.</p><p>The plane is Lion Air's 75th Next Generation 737.</p><p>The Boeing 737 is the world's best-selling commercial jetliner. Since 1965, airlines have placed orders for more than 10,100 of the twin engine, single aisle planes.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:43:26 +0000 Dave Meyer 6988 at http://kplu.org Boeing delivers its 7,370th 737 'Yes!' say Boeing machinists to contract; 737-MAX goes to Renton http://kplu.org/post/yes-say-boeing-machinists-contract-737-max-goes-renton <p>Boeing machinist union members said &#39;Yes&#39; by 74 percent to a new four-year contract &ndash; <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/secret-negotiations-boeing-net-several-key-deals-union">hammered out in secret</a> &ndash; that will bring jobs to build the newest version of Boeing&#39;s 737 to Renton.</p><p>The yes vote begins a new era for the aerospace company and its most contentious union, ushered in also by the union&#39;s promise to drop <a href="http://www.kplu.org/term/nlrb">a complaint it filed with the National Labor Relations Board</a>. That complaint has been the subject of Congressional hearings and hundreds of news stories around the world.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 03:35:30 +0000 Vanessa Romo 3389 at http://kplu.org 'Yes!' say Boeing machinists to contract; 737-MAX goes to Renton Boeing, Machinists respond to concerns on new labor contract http://kplu.org/post/boeing-machinists-respond-concerns-new-labor-contract <p>More than 30,000 Boeing Machinists are studying a <a href="http://www.iam751.org/2011proposalsummaryfinal.pdf">proposal</a> that would spell labor peace for the next four years if it&rsquo;s approved. But&nbsp; some union members are concerned about aspects of the deal.</p><p><strong>Lingering questions</strong></p><p>One of the top concerns among union members has to do with how solid Boeing&rsquo;s commitment to Renton really is. Property near the factory where the 737 is built has been sold off over the years.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 22:53:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3344 at http://kplu.org Boeing, Machinists respond to concerns on new labor contract Boeing CEO says workmanship to blame for 737 problem http://kplu.org/post/boeing-ceo-says-workmanship-blame-737-problem <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-965854.mp3</p><p>Boeing&rsquo;s CEO says it was likely sloppy work, not a design flaw, that resulted in a hole in a Southwest Airlines jet. On April 1st, a Boeing 737 developed a 5-foot tear in the roof while in flight. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 23:53:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 1281 at http://kplu.org Boeing CEO says workmanship to blame for 737 problem FAA orders emergency inspection of some 737's http://kplu.org/post/faa-orders-emergency-inspection-some-737s <p>Federal officials <a href="http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/77979606b642117286257869006afb63/$FILE/2011-08-51_Emergency.pdf">have issued an emergency order</a> requiring inspections of Boeing planes with similar&nbsp;construction to the Southwest Airlines plane that had a 5-foot tear that led to an emergency landing last week.</p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration order Tuesday applies to&nbsp;Boeing 737-300s, 400s and 500s that have a similarly constructed joint where pieces of the plane&#39;s skin meet. The joint is at about&nbsp;the midpoint of the passenger cabin.</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:57:54 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1143 at http://kplu.org FAA orders emergency inspection of some 737's Boeing helps with Southwest Airlines investigation http://kplu.org/post/boeing-helps-southwest-airlines-investigation <p>Boeing says it&rsquo;s providing technical assistance to federal aviation regulators and to Southwest Airlines in the wake of Friday&rsquo;s mid-flight incident where a hole appeared in the skin of a 737 airliner at 34,000 feet.</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:01:12 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1136 at http://kplu.org Boeing helps with Southwest Airlines investigation