Japan firms to hold 777X role, may add forgings

Jun 12, 2014 | 07:01 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Boeing, 777, 777X, Japan Aircraft Industries, Japan Aircraft Development, Japan Aeroforge, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Japanese aerospace suppliers will preserve their position, and possibly increase their ultimate production role, on the newest version of Boeing Co.’s 777.

Chicago-based Boeing has reached a memorandum of agreement with Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) and Japan Aircraft Development Corp. (JADC) to build approximately 21 percent of major structural components for the 777X. These include the fuselage sections; center wing sections; pressure bulkheads; main landing gear wells; passenger, cargo and main landing gear doors; wing components; and wing body fairings.....

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