Boeing Opens New Commercial Airplane Facility in Missouri

K66137-01Boeing Co. opened their first commercial aircraft facility in St. Louis, Missouri. The 424,000 sq. ft. facility will be used to manufacture composite parts for the new 777X commercial jetliner.

Production of the aircraft’s wing edge and tail parts is scheduled to begin early next year, and the aircraft is targeted for delivery in 2020. About 700 jobs are expected to be added in production, engineering and support, according to Boeing.

Boeing currently has more than 15,000 workers in Missouri.

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