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Ever wonder how Boeing produces overFORTY737 airplanes a month? A train arrives with the main body in the morning. They turn them out about one every 18 hours and every part is supplied by the lowest cost supplier. This 3 1⁄2 minute video is fascinating.
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And here's a day when they had a blip in their production. I wonder if these became airplanes or scrap.


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So, basically then, they are kit planes, manufactured by the lowest bidders. That's real confidence inspiring. That's OK, I had my fill of flying long ago, I want to take a nice long train trip now.

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An astronaut was asked what his last thoughts were at liftoff. His reply? "It was built by the lowest bidder."
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So, basically then, they are kit planes, manufactured by the lowest bidders. That's real confidence inspiring. That's OK, I had my fill of flying long ago, I want to take a nice long train trip now.
Kansas is an open shop state, Washington is not. Boeing is doing what it can to move production out of WA due to labor costs.
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Kansas is an open shop state, Washington is not. Boeing is doing what it can to move production out of WA due to labor costs.
Airbus has fuselage segments made in China and wings made elsewhere. The kits are shipped by ship, river barge, truck and rail to the finishing plant in France. What's the old saying? If it's not Boeing, I'm not going. Interesting that the ancient 707 is still flying. New, more efficient engines keep it up there, and that basic wing shape is still in use. My brother in law was an FAA honcho and flew all kinds of prop planes, and he once described those jets as being like a bumble bee in that neither was aerodynamically capable of flight. The newer 737s have been stretched and re-engined so they're more like a 757 sized craft. Some of the newest 37's are really comfortable in business class.
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