Boeing Launches 777X Facility in St. Louis

By Juliet Van Wagenen | October 14, 2016
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Boeing 777X. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Magazine 10-14-2016] Boeing has formally opened a new composite center on its St. Louis campus that will house the company’s largest commercial aviation work statement ever placed at the site. The 424,000-square-foot facility will initially build composite parts for the company’s newest commercial jetliner, the 777X. Boeing has committed more than $300 million in company funds to construct and outfit the center.

Boeing will begin production of 777X wing edge and empennage parts at the new composite center in early 2017, and expects the first 777X delivery in 2020. The company expects to generate a total of approximately 700 jobs in production, engineering, and multiple support areas by the early 2020s timeframe.

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