Boeing plans single “supersite” for future jet construction
March 11, 2011 Leave a comment
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.
The “best” location could hinge on whether future aircraft are primarily composite construction or aluminum alloy construction.