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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Orbital ATK Begins Building Dreamliner Composite Frames

Juliet Van Wagenen

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 02-18-2015] Orbital ATK has begun manufacturing the advanced composite primary structures for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in the Freeport Composites Center in Clearfield, Utah. Orbital is starting production of composite frames for the Boeing 787-9 center and aft fuselages and will support identical structures on the 787-10 variant currently in development.

The manufacturer will begin shipping components in the first half of 2015, and will reach full production rates in 2018.

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