Airplane Makers Automate to Meet Surging Demand(WSJ)

Boeing and Airbus last year built a combined 1,352 jetliners. According to their production plans, the two intend to build 33% more each year by 2020, or around 1,800 planes, rivaling the burst of large-aircraft production last seen in World War II. The world’s biggest plane makers are digging deep into the technology toolbox using robots, drones and exoskeletons to deliver what they have promised as well as cut costs.

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