EVERETT, WA—Although Boeing has delayed the public reveal of its new 777X-9 airplane out of respect for the families of victims of two recent 737 MAX 8 crashes, last month the company invited staff to come in and view close-up Boeing's new flagship aircraft.
EVERETT, WA—Boeing recently announced that the major fuselage sections of the first 777X test aircraft have been joined together. This assembly milestone, called the final body join, occurs when the airplane’s nose, mid and aft sections are connected.
WASHINGTON—Officials from Boeing have revealed details of a concept for a new future attack helicopter it is showcasing at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference, here this week. The revised attack variant of the helicopter is designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, and enemy troops and helicopters both on the front line and in tactical reserves.
EVERETT, WA—Boeing’s factory complex here is the world’s largest building and has produced more wide-body planes than all other competing manufacturers combined. It also just got a lot bigger. The new additions are two buildings for Boeing 777X construction that increase the factory space by another 25 percent.
RIDLEY PARK, PA—Boeing announced last week that it’s manufacturing facility here will take on a $4.2 billion contract to build 58 variants of V-22 Ospreys for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and government of Japan over the next 6 years.
SAN DIEGO--Boeing, through its subsidiary Tapestry Solutions, announced Monday that its Enterprise Sensor Integration (ESI) software platform has gone live at BAE Systems' Nashua, NH, facility. The rollout of Tapestry's ESI is part of BAE Systems' large-scale effort to standardize and automate the infrastructure for its manufacturing operations.
SPOKANE-–Greater Spokane Inc. and Spokane International Airport say they are forming a task force to attract the design, production and final assembly of Boeing’s new midsize airplane. Boeing’s proposed new airplane is called the NMA, and the company plans to announce the launch of the project in 2018.
NEW YORK--Boeing Co. is fixing production problems with its 777 wide-body jetliner, but has not stopped production and does not expect the snags to delay deliveries to airlines, it said on Monday. The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company said it had given workers more time to catch up on "behind-work" on the 777 assembly line in its massive factory in Everett, WA.