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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Boeing Opens Collaborative Research Hub

Juliet Van Wagenen

Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 10-21-2015] Boeing has opened a new research and technology center in St. Louis, Mo. that will serve as the company's regional hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in systems technology.

The Boeing Research & Technology-Missouri (BR&T-Missouri) center was first announced in 2013 and has more than 180,000 square-feet devoted to the creation and development of technologies for use in current and future Boeing products.

New labs and capabilities in Missouri include the non-destructive test lab, the human systems integration center, a polymer synthesis lab, and the soon-to-be-built collaborative autonomous systems Lab. An estimated 700 engineers, technicians and staff at BR&T-Missouri will develop a variety of other technologies that include systems, digital aviation and support technology, rate-independent production and next generation materials.

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