Boeing has begun final assembly on schedule of the first 737 MAX 8 at its Renton, Washington, facility, the US manufacturer said in a statement. According to Boeing, after the first fuselage arrived on Aug. 21 from Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas, mechanics began installing flight systems and insulation blankets. Crews next moved the fuselage to the wing-to-body join position on the new production line where the first MAXs will be built. Mechanics then attached the wings to the body ...

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