With an order backlog of more than 2,000 narrow-body 737s, Boeing is considering a boost in production from 31.5 jets per month to as many as 42. By early next year, the company plans to turn out 35 planes monthly, but Jim Albaugh, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, says that number could go significantly higher. Even if Boeing decides to build an all-new narrow-body model, production of the current 737 will continue for another 15 to 20 years, Albaugh says.

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