Boeing To Manufacture 747 Panels In Georgia

Boeing has confirmed it will build fuselage panels for the 747 at its Macon, Georgia facility from 2018.

Boeing has confirmed it will build fuselage panels for the 747 at its Macon, Georgia facility from 2018.

The aircraft maker will take over the work from Triumph Aerostructures, which carried out work on the Macon site to provide assembled fuselage panels to Boeing's 747 final assembly line in Everett, Washington.

Boeing said it is working with Triumph to ensure a “smooth transition” for the 747 supply chain while confirming it plans to invest $80m in employee training, tooling and building modifications over the next three years.

Bruce Dickinson, vice-president and general manager of the 747 programme, said: “The Macon facility provides us with a new source for metal fuselages as we work to address market demand and requirements for affordability.”

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