Boeing has begun work on the first of the 737s that will roll out of the Renton factory at a rate of 38 per month.

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Boeing has begun work on the first of the 737s that will roll out of the Renton factory at a rate of 38 per month.

The company gave reporters and photographers a look at the line Tuesday as production increases from 35 planes a month.

Boeing has a big backlog for the best-selling jetliner that was introduced in 1979.

The current version, called the next-generation 737, is the most widely flown jetliner in the world. Boeing plans to increase production next year to 42 per month.

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By 2017 Boeing expects to start delivering the newest version, the 737Max.

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