Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Boeing wing site announced
EVERETT, Wash. – Boeing today officially announced, as expected, the selection of its Everett, Wash., site as the location for a new composite wing center for the 777X program. Boeing selected the site for 777X final assembly following the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 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. The union vote came after Boeing started looking elsewhere for sites to build the plane. (Source: Boeing, 02/18/14) Previous. Gulf Coast note: Alabama hoped to get the plant in Huntsville. The state already is home of an Airbus plant being built in Mobile, Ala.