To meet the uptick in orders, Boeing is working to build its planes faster, incorporating new technologies and adding new facilities and employees.
The Washington aviation company now builds eight brand new 777s every month (up from seven) and 38 737s each month (up from 31). It expects to increase the production rate of the 737 to 42 per month in 2014, according to NYC Aviation.
As the company builds more planes, it has also been building its staff. The company hired about 15,000 employees last year — and it treats its employees well. Boeing took the number 16 spot on our list of the 50 Best Employers In America, based on exclusive data from PayScale, with 76 per cent of employees reporting a high job satisfaction rating.
The combination of new technology and quality employees working together allows Boeing to make planes so quickly. “The amount of breakthrough and innovation that the team brings — our mechanics, our support team, our engineers — is what enables this,” Jason Clark, the director of 777 manufacturing, said.
Boeing produced a short video to show off how it manufactures aeroplanes at such an astounding rate. Watch the full video, or click through to see.
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