19 February 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has chosen its Everett, Wash., site as the location for a new composite wing centre for the 777X program.
Boeing evaluated criteria that were designed to find the wing fabrication location that would best support the 777X business plan. The new composite wing centre will be located north of the Everett factory and will sustain thousands of Puget Sound area jobs for years to come.
Assembly of the composite wings will also take place at the company´s Everett site, with the exact location to be determined in the months ahead.
The 777X builds on today´s passenger-preferred, market-leading 777 and offers more market coverage and revenue capability than the competition. First delivery is targeted for 2020.