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Friday, March 13, 2015

Nabtesco First Japanese Supplier on 777x

Juliet Van Wagenen

Boeing 777X, rendering
Boeing 777X, rendering. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 03-13-2015] Boeing has reached an agreement with Japanese partner Nabtesco to supply primary flight control actuation system on Boeing’s new 777X airplane. Nabtesco, who currently supplies flight control surfaces on the 777, will become the first Japanese systems supplier-partner on the new program.

This is the third in a series of 777X related agreements with major Japanese suppliers. In June 2014, Boeing announced that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Fuji Heavy Industries, ShinMaywa and Nippi would provide 21 percent of the 777X airframe structure. In November, Toray reached an agreement with Boeing to provide the composite material for the 777X’s super efficient fourth generation composite wing.

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