07-Nov-18, Asia Times

American passenger jets will soon be taking off from Boeing's only manufacturing facility outside of Seattle, which will be up and running in China by the end of 2018.

First 737 Max soon to emerge from Boeings China plant (c) Handout Asia Times

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The first plane to roll off its assembly line at the massive, airport-like plant in Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang province will be a 737 Max, the latest variant of Boeing's best-selling narrow-body series.

The Zhoushan facility is officially known as Boeing 737 Completion and Delivery Center, jointly owned by the US aviation giant and the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp of China.

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