SEATTLE, 10 Jan. 2014. “Together, we'll build the world's next great airplane,” Boeing (NYSE:BA) Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner said following the approval, by International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers District 751 members, of an eight-year contract extension to build the 777X in Washington State.
The new 777X and its composite wing will be built in the Puget Sound area by Boeing employees represented by the IAM. This work includes fuselage build, final assembly, and major components fabrication, such as interiors and wires.
"Thanks to this vote by our employees, the future of Boeing in the Puget Sound region has never looked brighter," Conner says. "This will put our workforce on the cutting edge of composite technology, while sustaining thousands of local jobs for years to come."
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