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Wichita, KS, calls itself the Air Capital of the World. The city has a long, proud heritage of aerospace manufacturing.
RENTON, WA—Boeing is speeding up production of its 737 from 38 to 42 per month, as it aims to cut down a 3,400-unit backlog for the jets.
MELBOURNE, FL—Embraer plans to open an aircraft assembly plant here, creating 600 jobs.
MOBILE, AL—Comau Aerospace has been selected by Airbus to supply the main assembly and test stations for the A319, A320 and A321 aircraft at the company’s new factory under construction here.
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BELFAST, Northern Ireland—Bombardier’s manufacturing facility here, which produces carbon-fiber composite wings, has received LEED Gold certification for environmentally friendly practices.
MOBILE, AL—The Airbus assembly plant under construction here will be so efficient that it will be able to produce four planes per month operating five days a week, with no nights and weekends.
GAITHERSBURG, MD—The federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership has launched a new service to help U.S. manufacturers develop stronger, more collaborative supply chains.
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