This technical information has been contributed byEVERETT, Wash.—Boeing employees joined with community leaders from across the region recently to celebrate the grand opening of its new 777X Composite Wing Center (CWC) in Everett, Washington. The facility, located on the north side of the main final assembly building, will manufacture the world’s largest composite wings for the 777X, the company’s newest commercial jetliner, and sustain thousands of Puget Sound area jobs.
Boeing Opens New 777X Composite Wing Center
Boeing has invested more than $1 billion in the Everett site for construction and outfitting of the new building. The CWC is more than 27 acres under one roof—the equivalent to 24 football fields.
“Today’s event is bigger than celebrating the opening of a magnificent new building,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “It’s about our employees, and shared success with our partners around the region and in Olympia in keeping the Puget Sound at the forefront of aerospace leadership for decades to come.”
Construction of the new CWC building required approximately 4.2 million hours of construction time. At its peak, 1,700 contract employees worked on the project.
To date, the 777X has accumulated 320 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide. Production of the 777X is scheduled to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted in 2020.
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