Boeing shifts aircraft engineering operations
May 31, 2013 | 06:36 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Boeing Co. is realigning its commercial aircraft engineering operations, which some outsiders say could heighten competition between its legacy Pacific Northwest operations and its newer South Carolina plants.
The Chicago-based aerospace giant said its Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) subsidiary is establishing separate engineering design centers in Washingtons Puget Sound area, South Carolina and Southern California.
Most Boeing airliners are currently assembled in the Puget Sound region, while the role of Boeings North Charleston, S.C., operations is expected to increase in the years ahead. McDonnell Douglas Corp., which Boeing acquired in 1997, is in southern California. ....
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