Boeing selects site for new 777X composite wing center

  • 24-Feb-2014 09:55 EST
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Pictured here, an overhead view of the Everett, WA, site looking south. The area where the new wing center will be built, just north of the factory, is circled.

Boeing has selected its Everett, WA, site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the wing fabrication location that would best support the 777X business plan. The new composite wing center will be located north of the Everett factory. Boeing selected the Everett site for 777X final assembly following the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 751 approval of an eight-year contract extension earlier this year. As part of the contract extension, the company agreed to fabricate the parts for, and assemble, the 777X composite wings in the Puget Sound region. After studying several options, the company determined that the Everett site will meet its business needs for fabrication and assembly. The new facility will support fabrication of the 777X composite wings and will be approximately 1 million ft². Construction on the new facility is scheduled to begin later this year.

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