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Boeing evaluating effect of train derailment on airline production
Boeing evaluating effect of train derailment on airline production

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is assessing the potential effect on production of its 737 airliner, its bestselling plane, after a train derailed last week carrying fuselages to its final assembly plant in Washington state. The train was en route Thursday from Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. in Wichita, Kan., when it derailed near Rivulet, Mont., about 50 miles west of Missoula. The 19 rail cars involved in the derailment were also carrying assemblies for the 777 and the 747 jumbo jet, but they have been inspected and "their content appears undamaged," Boeing said. The company is continuing to assess damage to six 737 fuselages that tumbled from the train, and how that will affect...

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