Boeing to end C-17 output, close Calif. facility

Sep 19, 2013 | 06:19 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  aerospace, Boeing, C-17 transport, Dennis Muilenburg, United Aerospace Workers union, Stanley Klemchuk, plant shutdown, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Boeing Co.’s decision to end production of the C-17 Globemaster III military transport and close its Long Beach, Calif., assembly plant in 2015 will mark the exit of one of the largest per-plane consumers of aerospace metals and end a nearly century-long era of major aircraft construction in California.

Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive officer of Boeing’s Defense Space & Security business, said the Chicago-based company has been unable to attract enough foreign buyers to offset the impact of the U.S. Air Force ending its purchase of the 20-year-old plane. ....

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