Boeing plans single “supersite” for future jet construction

Spokane leadership should investigate how this area could become a key supplier to Boeing’s future projects. Boeing wants to consolidate suppliers within a smaller area versus its current and trouble prone global supply chain. We hope that Boeing chooses Washington State for this proposed “supersite”:

Crucially, the new plane’s supply chain will be radically different from the Dreamliner’s — most likely a cluster of major supplier plants near Boeing’s final-assembly site.

Such a supersite would transform the manufacturing landscape of this state — or another one, if Boeing chooses to go elsewhere.

via Business & Technology | Boeing considers ‘supersite’ of plants for new jet | Seattle Times Newspaper.

The “best” location could hinge on whether future aircraft are primarily composite construction or aluminum alloy construction.


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