Boeing will boost 777 production to seven a month in July 1997. The 777 line is rising to three and a half a month by October, and will rise to five a month for the first half of 1997.

The company has also announced plans to employ 5,000 more workers by the end of the year to support rapid production rises on the 737 and 777 lines, as well as product development efforts on the 747 and 777.

The company expects to employ 118,350 people by the end of 1996, some 13,200 more than had been predicted earlier.

Source: Flight International