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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing has awarded bonuses to workers at its assembly plant here for catching up to production targets.
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.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—Boeing and Lockheed were among several companies honored last week for leadership in manufacturing by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan.
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.
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.