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Backlog helps Boeing cut currency risks

Facing a busy schedule: Boeing is planning to boost 737 production to 52 jets a month by the end of the decade from the current 37 as it forecasts continued strong demand for the current 737 models. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[CHICAGO] Boeing Co, the world's largest planemaker, says that it's cushioned against currency market turmoil by an order backlog for its best-selling 737 jet that's large enough to keep factories busy for seven years.

Boeing can count on strong demand for the popular narrow-body jet to...