Boeing 777X Aircraft Being Designed At Five US Sites, Moscow

Boeing announced on Wednesday that the Boeing 777X aircraft will be built at five US sites and in Moscow. The company says it has not decided on whether its main Washington state facilities will be used to build any of the aircraft.

As part of its long-term strategic vision the company has established various engineering design centers.

Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel in an email to AFP revealed, “BCA will utilize these engineering design centers, as well as engineers from non-BCA sites, to design the 777X. At this time, no decisions have been made about 777X design or build in Puget Sound.” The original Boeing 777 is built at its factory in Everett, Washington.

In an internal memo the company told employees that much of the detailed design will be carried out “in Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Long Beach, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and St. Louis.”

The company said much of the Boeing 777X design will take place in Moscow, Russia.

Boeing officials say they are bringing talent together from all over the world in order to achieve a massive scale that has never been attempted. The company is also attempting to leverage lessons learned to ensure continuity across all of its facilities.

Expanding its operations is important to Boeing, the company believes 35,280 new airplanes will be required by 2032. Those airplanes will come with an estimated cost of $4.8 trillion.

Once completed the new Boeing 777X will deliver its first aircraft to Lufthansa. The German airline has selected the 777-9X for its future long-haul fleet.

While the plane will be announced later this year, it will not fly into circulation until the end of the decade. Emirates Airlines is expected to place a large order for the new 777X.

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