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Boeing Ups Dreamliner Production Rate

May 9, 2013

Molly McMillin

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (file photo)

Boeing rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner at its new production rate of seven airplanes per month.

The airplane is the 114th 787 to be built.

The company increased production from three and a half per month to five a month in late 2012.

Boeing said Thursday it's on track to build 10 per month by the end of 2013.

To date, Boeing has delivered 50 787s to eight airlines. The program has more than 800 unfilled orders with 58 customers.

Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita is increasing production of the 787s forward fuselage to keep pace with the increases in the production rate.

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