Boeing, together with Aviation Industries Corporation of
China, has opened a new factory that doubles the footprint
of their joint venture, Boeing Tianjin Composites Co., Ltd.
The new facility will increase Boeing Tianjin
Composites’ production capacity by 60% and company employment is
expected to rise from 700 to more than 1,000 by 2013, the target
date for full production.
Boeing Tianjin Composites produces components
for all of Boeing’s in-production programs including the 737,
747-8, 767, 777 and 787.
The company invested $21 million to develop the
new factory, which was built next to the existing factory in the
New Binhai Area of Tianjin.
“The expansion of
Boeing Tianijin Composites is just one example of how Chinese
companies have an increasing role as our manufacturing partners
and collaborators,” said Marc Allen, president of Boeing China.
“Through commercial airplane sales, manufacturing, airplane
services and research partnerships, we are committed to finding
mutually beneficial avenues to advance our long-term relationships
Building on Boeing’s environmental leadership in
manufacturing, Boeing Tianjin Composites’ new facility in China is
certified to meet the internationally recognized rating of the
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED). This rating highlights Boeing's
commitment to use building strategies that improve environmental
performance, including energy and water efficiency, greenhouse gas
emissions reductions, improved indoor environmental quality and
the stewardship of natural resources.
Boeing Tianjin’s customers include
Boeing, Hexcel, Goodrich, FACC AG, Korean Aerospace Industries,
Triumph Group, Boeing Aerostructures Australia, Shanghai Aviation
Industry Corporation and Xi’an Aviation Industry Corporation.
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