Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security division has completed the manufacture of the company’s first 777X wing edge at its plant in St. Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis plant opened last year, and is Boeing’s first commercial aircraft facility in Missouri.
The 424,000 sq. ft. facility manufactures the 777X wing edge and tail parts, and will employ nearly 700 workers when fully staffed. Boeing committed over $300 million to construct and outfit the facility.
You can check out Boeing’s announcement on Twitter here.
Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. Today, that cutting edge innovation continues with more than 100 companies across Missouri, including Boeing, leading the way in every aspect of military aviation and equipment.
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