Boeing Supplier Deliveres 10,000th 737 Fuselages

Boeing Supplier Deliveres 10,000th 737 Fuselages. The 10,000th Boeing 737 is about to begin the final assembly in Renton, Washington. A train that transported 10,000th 737 fuselage left the Spirit AeroSystems factory in Wichita, Kansas, on February 13, according to the supplier.

Spirit AeroSystems builds 70% of the 737, including the fuselage. "We are grateful to the generations of skilled and dedicated workers who have contributed to this success," says Spirit AeroSystems. "With global demand at its peak, we expect many future deliveries."

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Boeing Supplier Deliveres 10,000th 737 Fuselages, pic: Boeing 737 Series Fuselage

The milestone was announced on February 14 by Spirit AeroSystems senior vice president and technology and quality director John Pilla, a speaker at the Pacific Northwest Aviation Alliance conference in Lynnwood, Washington.

The landmark aircraft is a 737 Max 8 scheduled to be delivered to Southwest Airlines, says Boeing.

When that fuselage is integrated with wings, systems, engines and interiors in the final assembly plant of Boeing, the 737 will become the first aircraft of the jet era to reach the 10,000th milestone.

The first 737-100 entered service with Lufthansa 50 years ago and four days on February 10, 1968.

The type has progressed through four generations, including the original families 737, Classic, Next Generation and Max.

The latest variant, the 737 Max 8, entered service last May with the whipped subsidiary of Lion Air Group in Malaysia.