Toray Expands Boeing Composites Contract

Japanese composites firm Toray Industries has signed an agreement with Boeing to expand its existing 787 supply contract to include carbon fibre for 777X aircraft wings.

Japanese composites firm Toray Industries has signed an agreement with Boeing to expand its existing 787 supply contract to include carbon fibre for 777X aircraft wings.

Once finalised the new $8.6bn contract will take effect next year and see Toray working with Boeing to develop new applications for composites.

The partnership will also look at increasing the consistency and performance of composites and ensuring the cost of carbon fibre composites is competitive with aerospace metals.

Last month, Boeing broke ground on its £1bn 777X production facility in Everett, Washington, which is set for completion in 2016.

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