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Train Derailment Dumps Boeing Jet Fuselages Into River

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RIVULET, MT—Boeing Co. has sent technicians to the site of a train derailment here that dumped six 737 fuselages and other aircraft components into a Montana river as they were being transported to a Washington state assembly plant.


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Oakland University Focuses on Fastening and Joining Research

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Oakland University is located a few minutes away from Chrysler’s corporate headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. So, it’s appropriate that the school is home to the Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI), the only facility of its kind in the world.


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Boeing Awards Bonuses to Carolina Assemblers

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing has awarded bonuses to workers at its assembly plant here for catching up to production targets.


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Researchers Develop New Ultrastiff, Ultralight Material

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CAMBRIDGE, MA—Engineers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a new ultrastiff, ultralight material. Based on repeating microscopic units, the material has record-breaking stiffness at low density.


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Airbus Seeks Quality Specialists for U.S. Assembly Plant

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MOBILE, AL—Airbus Americas is seeking aircraft quality conformance specialists for its assembly plant under construction here.


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Boeing Lands $7.4 Billion Order

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CHICAGO—Boeing Co. has won a $7.4 billion order for 80 737 jets from China Eastern Airlines Corp.—the aerospace giant’s largest order ever.


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Washington State Awards Grants to Train Aerospace Manufacturing Workforce

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EVERETT, WA—Twenty-one community and technical colleges in Washington state will split $8 million from the state to train more workers for aerospace manufacturing.


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Satellites Built on Assembly Line

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LOUISVILLE, KY—Sierra Nevada Corp. has delivered six satellites for launch this week in Florida, marking the first time a U.S.-based company has built small satellites in assembly-line fashion—a concept that is helping to change the space-industry paradigm.


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Boeing, Lockheed Honored With Manufacturing Awards

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Boeing and Lockheed were among several companies honored last week for leadership in manufacturing by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.


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Airbus Seeks Logistics Coordinators

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MOBILE, AL—Airbus is seeking to fill four logistics coordinator positions for its assembly plant under construction here.


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People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.

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