Executive Briefings

Boeing Sources Everywhere, But Assembly Is--and Always Will Be--in Washington State

Boeing is doing well worldwide, and certainly sees Asia as a growth area for commercial air travel. But don't expect to see Boeing build its aircraft there, says CFO James Bell. "We have no plans to ever build a Boeing airplane--to do the final assembly--outside of where we've always done it, in our plants in Everett and Renton, Wash."
However, more of the component parts are being built around the world and in other places in the U.S.
Incidentally, were you to place an order today for the new Dreamliner 787, it would be 2012, at the earliest, before you could get sit in the cockpit. "We're sold out, and we don't intend yet to stretch out the production capabilities until we see what kind of capacity we have in the production chain," says Bell.
Source: Money, http://money.cnn.com

Boeing is doing well worldwide, and certainly sees Asia as a growth area for commercial air travel. But don't expect to see Boeing build its aircraft there, says CFO James Bell. "We have no plans to ever build a Boeing airplane--to do the final assembly--outside of where we've always done it, in our plants in Everett and Renton, Wash."
However, more of the component parts are being built around the world and in other places in the U.S.
Incidentally, were you to place an order today for the new Dreamliner 787, it would be 2012, at the earliest, before you could get sit in the cockpit. "We're sold out, and we don't intend yet to stretch out the production capabilities until we see what kind of capacity we have in the production chain," says Bell.
Source: Money, http://money.cnn.com