The Boeing Company is gearing up to deliver on new orders. Japan’s All Nippon Airways announced plans to order forty wide body airplanes worth $13 billion, including 20 of the 777-9X airplanes. ANA’s agreement helps to assure Greater Seattle will continue to stay busy as a global aerospace hub, building and exporting airplanes all over the world.
Earlier this year, the Machinist’s Union agreed to a new contract with Boeing to keep base production of the new 777X jets here in Washington State. Boeing employees will build the new jet’s fuselage, wing, interiors, and other major parts – a lesson learned after the significant delays with the 787, where components were built by different companies in different parts of the world.
ANA and Boeing share a long and successful partnership that spans more than five decades. “ANA helped launch the 787 Dreamliner with Boeing, and we are honored to once again have ANA as an early customer of the 777X family of airplanes,” said Ray Conner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO, in a statement.
To hear more from Boeing on its plans for our region and about the future of the global aviation market, join us at our Annual Dinner on June 25th to hear from the President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Mr. Ray Conner.