Boeing Co said it would increase production of its workhorse 737 aircraft to 47 planes per month by 2017 from 38 now.
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Boeing, which produces the planes at its Renton, Washington plant, will increase the production rate to 42 per month in the first half of 2014.
"This increase will lay a solid foundation as we bridge into production on the 737 MAX," Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president Beverly Wyse said in a statement on Thursday.
The company said it has an order backlog of 3,400 for 737 aircraft, of which about 1,500 are for the next-generation MAX model.
The 737 Max has been upgraded with new engines and has several other enhancements that make it more fuel-efficient than existing models.
Boeing said the first delivery of the 737 MAX is on track for the third quarter of 2017.