Boeing and Long Beach...

Date:         16 Jun 98 02:15:36 
Organization: Monmouth Internet
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I was wondering, now that the only Douglas line Boeing has decided to
keep open is the 717, do they not have a much larger capacity now?  With
this added factory capacity, can they not add production there of more
popular aircraft? Therefore reducing delays in delivery and current
congestion in their current plants?  Since the MD-80/90 and MD-11 are
gone, cant they start a new line for 737s (regular production ones, not
just special types as they have said), could this give them an advantage
over Airbus when making delivery promises? I'm sure they are already
thinking along these lines, sure beats keeping those plants empty.