Video: Boeing to increase 777 production rate yet again

Buoyed by a backlog of over 250 orders, US airframe manufacturer Boeing has announced its production rate for the 777 program will increase to 8.3 airplanes per month in the first quarter 2013. Earlier in March this year, the company had already announced a production increase from five to seven airplanes per month beginning in mid-2011.

The 777 has a large installed operator base, including 1,163 orders and 907 deliveries. Boeing suppliers are prepared to support the rate increase.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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