Boeing bounces back
Global - Boeing boosted production of its new 787 Dreamliner to 3.5 jets a month from 2.5, ahead of plans to increase monthly production by one jet in the second quarter.
Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told reporters that the increase was achieved by 1 March.
The announcement was made in addition to marking the delivery of its 1,000th 777 get to Emirates, which currently has 102 of Boeing's most profitable model in its fleet.
"Emirates has set an industry high bar in providing excellent customer service and we're honoured that the 777 is central to its efforts to be a global airline leader," Albaugh said.
The company is working towards producing a record rate of 10 787 Dreamliner jets per month by 2013.
Boeing is also releasing its first 747-8 Intercontinental, the passenger version of the plane manufacturer's biggest jumbo jet. The plane will be scheduled for delivery to Deutsche Lufthansa AG at an unspecified date, after flight tests have been conducted.
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