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Boeing Gets OK to Expand in South Carolina

July 16, 2014

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing may now proceed with development of almost 500 acres near its assembly plant here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the aerospace company’s plans to offset the loss of wetlands at the site by preserving nearly 4,000 acres near the Francis Marion National Forest northeast of Charleston.


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Boeing to Deploy Robots on Assembly Lines

July 15, 2014

EVERETT, WA—Boeing may deploy robots on its airplane assembly lines as early as next year. The company has been testing its Fuselage Automated Upright Build technology in secret over the past year and has found success drilling rivet holes on 777 fuselages. Boeing believes the FAUB will improve workplace safety and production speed.


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Chinese Hackers Allegedly Hit Boeing, Get Data on Military Planes

July 14, 2014

SEATTLE—A Chinese citizen was charged with plotting to steal data from U.S. defense contractors, including a successful hack of Boeing’s computer system, amid an expanding crackdown on industrial espionage by China.


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China Prepares to Enter Commercial Airplane Market

July 11, 2014

SHANGHAI—Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China has opened a cavernous assembly plant near the airport here that will soon produce a rival to the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320.


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Train Derailment Dumps Boeing Jet Fuselages Into River

July 7, 2014

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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Boeing Awards Bonuses to Carolina Assemblers

June 26, 2014

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


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Boeing Lands $7.4 Billion Order

June 18, 2014

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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Boeing, Lockheed Honored With Manufacturing Awards

June 9, 2014

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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Boeing to Produce 777X Tail in Washington

May 22, 2014

FREDERICKSON, WA—Boeing will build the carbon-fiber composite tail of the 777X jet at its assembly plant here. The facility already builds the similar tail of the current 777.


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Boeing’s Carolina Assembly Plant on Track

May 15, 2014

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—After falling behind on 787 fuselage production, Boeing’s assembly plant here has hit targets set by management, and workers are on track to earn a one-time bonus of 8 percent of a year’s pay.


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