Boeing held an event to celebrate the production of the 10,000th 737 jetliner. The Southwest airplane was displayed at the Renton plant on March 13. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Boeing held an event to celebrate the production of the 10,000th 737 jetliner. The Southwest airplane was displayed at the Renton plant on March 13. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Celebrating the 10,000th 737

Boeing reached a significant milestone — it produced its 10,000th 737 jetliner.

Hundreds of Boeing employees gathered at the 737 plant in Renton on the morning of March 13 to celebrate the milestone MAX 8 airplane that will go to Southwest Airlines at the end of the month.

“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 CEO Kevin McAllister.

To commemorate the event, officials at Southwest Airlines presented a $10,000 check to Boeing’s community fund at the event.

Boeing will increase the 737 production from the current rate of 47 airplanes per month to 52 airplanes per month later this year, according to a press release.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@covingtonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.covingtonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

Ahron Goins, supply chain analyst at Boeing, poses in front of the 10,000th 737 airplane. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Ahron Goins, supply chain analyst at Boeing, poses in front of the 10,000th 737 airplane. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Kim Burton, left, and Denise Caldwell, right, pose in front of the 10,000th 737 airplane. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Kim Burton, left, and Denise Caldwell, right, pose in front of the 10,000th 737 airplane. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Hundreds of employees gather to celebrate the 10,000th 737 jetliner on March 13. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

Hundreds of employees gather to celebrate the 10,000th 737 jetliner on March 13. Leah Abraham, Renton Reporter

More in News

file photo
Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald
Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Patti Cole-Trindall
King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)
King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Homeless encampment in a wooded area in Auburn on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo by Henry Stewart-Wood/Sound Publishing
What the history of homelessness in our region can teach us about our current crisis

A talk with the author of “Skid Road: On the Frontier of Health and Homelessness in an American City.”

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)
Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

file photo
One-car collision on I-5 near Southcenter kills two 19-year-olds

According to the incident report, neither the passenger or driver were wearing seatbelts.

Geographic dispersion of Washington State Patrol commissioned personnel who lost their jobs Oct. 18. (Washington State Patrol)
Rather than get vaccine, nearly 1,900 state workers lose jobs

Exactly how many people will be out of work for ignoring Gov.… Continue reading

Most Read