13 June 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has reached an agreement with five key Japanese partners for significant work on the new 777X airplane.
Japan Aircraft Industries and Japan Aircraft Development Corp. have signed a memorandum of agreement to provide approximately 21 percent of the major airplane structure components for the 777X, including fuselage sections; centre wing sections; pressure bulkheads; main landing gear wells; passenger, cargo and main landing gear doors; wing components and wing-body fairings.
Boeing has partnered with Japanese aerospace companies for nearly five decades to develop and manufacture the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX, 747, 767, 777, 787 Dreamliner, and now the 777X. In 2013, Boeing spent more than USD4bn on goods and services in Japan, supporting tens of thousands of aerospace jobs.