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blank 06/02/15 04:24PM Boeing 737 MAX Wing, Next-Generation 737, Readers Videos

Assembly of First 737 MAX Wing Begins


Assembly of the first 737 MAX in our Renton, Wash., facility kicks off with wing assembly for the first 737 MAX flight test airplane. The wings will be attached to the first 737 MAX fuselage later this year.

Wing skin panels and stringers were loaded into the new panel assembly line and initial parts of the first 737 MAX spars internal support structures in wings were loaded into automated spar assembly machines. When finished, the panels and spars will be transformed into completed wings.

In 2017, the new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 percent lower fuel use than the first Next-Generation 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class 8 percent per seat less than its nearest competitor. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets and other improvements to deliver the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market.

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