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Boeing Begins Constructing Composites Factory

ST. LOUIS—Boeing has commenced construction of a new 367,000-square-foot composites manufacturing facility, which will build parts for the new 777X. The facility is expected to employ 700.


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Seat Shortage May Delay Dreamliner Deliveries

CHICAGO—Zodiac Aerospace is struggling to meet demand for luxury seats for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, putting the aerospace giant at risk of missing its 2014 delivery target.


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Getting Lean Helps Boeing Reduce Assembly Time

SEATTLE—Lean manufacturing has enabled Boeing to make dramatic improvements in efficiency. Assembly time for the 777 jetliner has been reduced from 71 days to 37. Assembly time for the 737 jetliner has been cut from 20 days to 11.


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Boeing to Double Workforce at Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

SMITHFIELD, PA—Boeing will expand its factory here, where the company makes complex electronic assemblies. Boeing expects to add 168 new jobs over the next three years, doubling the facility’s workforce.


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Rubber-Like Material Increases Flexibility of Laser Sintering System

New technology is often a paradox—offering increased capability but at great expense with a long ROI.


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Boeing Breaks Ground on Wing Plant

EVERETT, WA—Boeing has begun construction on its $1 billion 777X Composite Wing Center here. The facility will make the largest wings Boeing has ever built—114 feet long and 23 feet wide.


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Boeing Begins Making Fuselage Parts for 737 MAX

AUBURN, WA—Production of fuselage stringers for the first Boeing 737 MAX has begun at the company’s assembly plant here.


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Boeing: Air Freight to Double in 20 Years

CHICAGO—The Boeing Co. projects air cargo traffic will grow at an annual rate of 4.7 percent over the next 20 years, with global air freight traffic expected to more than double by 2033.


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Automation Helps Productivity Take off at Boeing

Sophisticated motion control systems ensure safety and productivity on the Dreamliner assembly line.

Manually assembling small parts isn’t that difficult. Inserting a screw into a hole or a wire into a connector is simply a matter of hand-eye coordination. Assembling larger parts, like, say, the multiton fuselage sections of a jetliner, is whole other matter.


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Kuka Aerospace to Open Facility Next to Boeing Plant

EVERETT, WA—Kuka Aerospace plans to open a new 29,000-square-foot facility here adjacent to Boeing’s assembly plant. The facility will employ 75 people when fully operational.


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