SAN FRANCISCO, 14 March (BelTA - Xinhua) - U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Company on Tuesday celebrated its 10,000th 737 aircraft to roll-off the production line at its Renton plant in Washington state on the U.S. West Coast.
Boeing said in a statement that with this airplane, a 737 MAX 8 for Southwest Airlines, the world's largest low-cost carrier, the 737, has broken the Guinness World Records title for the most produced commercial jet aircraft model.
"This incredible milestone is a testament to the work we do every day to build the most reliable and efficient single-aisle airplane in the world," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.
Boeing will increase their 737 production from the current rate of 47 airplanes per month to a monthly output of 52 airplanes later this year.
The Chicago-based U.S. leading aircraft manufacturer has more than 4,600 airplanes still on order as a result of its sales of the newest version of the 737, the 737 MAX.
The 737 previously held this Guinness World Records title in 2006 for the 5,000th airplane to come out of the Renton factory, a mark which took almost four decades to achieve.
Nevertheless, it took only 12 years this time for Boeing's 737 program to reach the 10,000th airplane milestone.
"We are excited to once again recognize the 737 and the important role it plays in commercial aviation," said Michael Empric, official adjudicator for Guinness World Records.More about Society