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Why didn’t Boeing ramp 737NG production back up in response to the 737 MAX groundings?

The predecessor of the currently-grounded 737 MAX is the 737 Next Generation (737NG), produced from 1997 through 2019. The NG family (comprising the 737-600, -700, -800, and -900) is extremely ...
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What is the meaning of first flight and introduction in aircraft production?

They are info from wikipedia (here and here). I don't know many about the B-52 Stratofortress, but I'll take another case. The N-250 I remember its first flight which was performed with large scale, ...
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Why has the Bombardier CSeries been delayed in starting service with Delta Air Lines?

Delta Air Lines placed a large order for the Bombardier CSeries. I don't know the original projected date for the start of CSeries flying, but I think it already passed. When is DAL planning to start ...
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How long does it take to assemble an Airbus A380?

How long does it take to assemble an Airbus A380?
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Where can I find data on past forecasts of planned aircraft production?

Does anyone know of a database which would list the expected production rates for various aircraft, at the time those aircraft started production? Finding actual production to date is easy, but I ...
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Has the F-35 Lightning II overheating problem been resolved?

This is one of the sources explaining the F-35 overheating problem. Has this been resolved? Are the constant problems, that are being reported about this type normal for an aircraft like this?
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Why are “counterweights” used in aircraft production?

From this question, manufacturers use "counterweight" or "ballast" when producing aircraft. Why is the use of weight necessary? Supposedly aircraft should be made as light as possible, and ...