- SPECIAL REPORTS
NORTH CHARLESON, SC—Boeing said on Friday that “hairline cracks” had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company’s newest jet. The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by airlines and therefore posed no safety risk.
SHANNON, MS—General Atomics will move production of its electromagnetic components to a state-of-the-art assembly plant here. The project represents an $11 million investment and will create 80 new jobs.
TROY, AL—Lockheed Martin has broken ground for expansion of its cruise missile assembly plant here.
Visual work instructions enable operators to be more flexible.
The latest technologies for robotics and automated assembly will be on display at the Automatica show June 3-6 in Munich, Germany.
Great advances have been made in computational fluid dynamics and flight-simulation programs. Yet, when it comes to aircraft and missile designs, no amount of modeling can replace real-world testing using wind tunnels.
Boeing plans to invest heavily in automation to tackle its huge backlog of commercial jetliners.
ST. LOUIS—The Boeing Co. has reached a contract agreement with members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers that moves workers from a traditional pension plan to enrollment in the company’s 401k plan and offers eligible members a signing bonus and wage increases over the life of the contract, which expires in July 2022.
An Airbus assembly plant here is leading a project to introduce humanoid robots to the assembly line.
HUNTSVILLE, AL—Raytheon Co. has revolutionized missile manufacturing at its sprawling, classified factory here, where automated transporters ferry missile parts to gleaming assembly stations, and even tuck themselves away for charging when their batteries run low.
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