- SPECIAL REPORTS
MOBILE, AL—Airbus is seeking candidates for an aircraft conformity manager for the $600 million A320 final assembly line under construction here.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO—Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will press state legislators next week to provide up to $150 million a year in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of luring Boeing Co.’s 777X commercial airplane assembly plant to his state.
A wealth of new technologies was on display at The Assembly Show.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, according to the latest data from the Institute for Supply Management.
CHICAGO—Boeing will move swiftly to locate its 777X assembly line, making the decision within three months. Boeing announced it would look for alternatives outside Puget Sound, after International Association of Machinists members rejected an eight-year contract extension that would have kept the project in Everett, WA.
FORT WAYNE, IN—British defense contractor BAE Systems plans to build a new $39 million assembly plant near Fort Wayne International Airport.
SEATTLE—Boeing machinists soundly rejected an eight-year labor contract extension on Wednesday that would have let them build the company’s newest jetliner in Washington, a historic decision that could forever alter the course of Boeing's 97-year presence in the state.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Boeing broke ground on another assembly plant here Tuesday. The facility will make jet engine air inlets and could one day be expanded to make a variety of propulsion components.
FOREST, MS—Raytheon is expanding its radar manufacturing facility here as it anticipates growth in the airborne radar and electronic warfare markets. The defense contractor plans to add 20,000 square feet of space and increase its workforce by 150 employees.
LONGUEUIL, QC—Pratt & Whitney Canada will invest $275 million during the next five years to build a new facility here to make complex components for jet engines.
Registration is open for AeroDef Manufacturing Summit and Exposition, which takes place on February 25–27, 2014 at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center. Attendees can expect to hear top industry insiders give their take on issues vital to the future of aerospace and defense manufacturing during keynote addresses and panel discussions, according to SME.Read More