Renton - Spirit AeroSystems recently delivered the 10000th 737 fuselage to Boeing on February 13 The milestone number dates back to mid-1960s when the company was a part of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The airframe was carried from Wichita (Kansas) to Renton (WA) on a train car. It will equip a Southwest Airlines' 737 MAX 8. The aircraft will be completed later this year and delivered to Southwest Airlines with a special delivery ceremony.
The Boeing 737 is already in its fourth generation (MAX Series) and has received numerous structural modifications that significantly differs from the previous generations.
Spirit AeroSystems is responsible for manufacturing 70% of the structural part of the 737, including the fuselage.
We are grateful to the generations of skilled and dedicated workers who have contributed to this success. With global demand at an all-time high, we look forward to many more deliveries to come,says the manufacturer.
A company spokesperson also said that Spirit AeroSystems would arrange an event to celebrate the achievement.
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest first-tier aerostructures manufacturer.
Spirit also produces fuselage sections and front wing spars for the Airbus A350.
Spirit's main competitors are Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division (Berwyn, Pennsylvania), UTC Aerospace Systems (Charlotte, North Carolina), Leonardo (Rome, Italy), and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Tokyo Japan).