Boeing to bring composite work in-house

Jan 15, 2013 | 05:13 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, aerospace, 787, Dreamliner, Ross Bogue, Alenia, Masco, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co. will take on additional composite manufacturing duties when it makes the next version of its 787 Dreamliner, and it is adding to its Utah operations to do so.

The Chicago-based aerospace manufacturer has purchased an 850,000-square-foot facility in West Jordan, Utah, to produce components for the horizontal stabilizer of the 787-9 Dreamliner, which is due to have its initial test flight later this year with the first delivery scheduled for early 2014. The 787-9 is about 15 percent longer than the current 787-8. ....

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