- SPECIAL REPORTS
Aerospace manufacturers and researchers worldwide face several ongoing challenges. One is moving older satellites to their graveyard orbit to minimize space debris and ensure they don’t collide with operational spacecraft.
On Nov. 13, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer from Boeing that would have kept manufacturing of the company’s new 777X jet in Washington state.
SEATTLE—Leaders from Boeing Co. and the machinists union met on Wednesday about restarting talks that could lead to building the company’s new 777X jetliner in Washington state.
LAFAYETTE, LA—Bell Helicopter will build a $26.3 million assembly plant here to make its new line of SLS helicopters. The facility is expected to employ 136 people.
MANCHING, Germany—More than 20,000 workers from European aerospace group EADS took to the streets in Germany last week to protest against restructuring plans they fear could cost thousands of jobs. Protests were held at about 30 sites, from the company’s Airbus factories near Hamburg to its Eurofighter jet assembly plant in Manching in the south.
MOBILE, AL—Airbus is seeking candidates for an aircraft conformity manager for the $600 million A320 final assembly line under construction here.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will press state legislators next week to provide up to $150 million a year in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of luring Boeing Co.’s 777X commercial airplane assembly plant to his state.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, according to the latest data from the Institute for Supply Management.
A wealth of new technologies was on display at The Assembly Show.
CHICAGO—Boeing will move swiftly to locate its 777X assembly line, making the decision within three months. Boeing announced it would look for alternatives outside Puget Sound, after International Association of Machinists members rejected an eight-year contract extension that would have kept the project in Everett, WA.
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