Добро пожаловать на крупнейший портал бизнес-авиации
Меню
Boeing takes 787 supplier Vought under its wing
Boeing takes 787 supplier Vought under its wing

In a move to straighten out its 787 jet program supply chain, the Boeing Co. will buy a problematic supplier´s shares of a Dreamliner assembly facility in South Carolina. Boeing announced Friday it will acquire Vought Aircraft Industries´ stake in Global Aeronautica LLC, a fuselage sub- assembly facility for Boeing´s 787 Dreamliner jet. Only last November, Vought admitted it was one of the weakest links among Boeing´s global 787 suppliers, who are responsible for designing and building major chunks of the Dreamliner. Boeing has cited supplier and assembly issues as explanations why the 787 is running nearly a year behind schedule.

The deal allows Vought to "focus on its primary business of delivering quality aft fuselage structures for the 787," said Pat Shanahan, Boeing´s vice president of the 787 program. Boeing will enter a joint venture for Global Aeronautica with the North American subsidiary of Alenia Aeronautica, which also builds 787 sections in Italy. Workers at Global Aeronautica, located near Vought, assemble Alenia´s 787 structures along with sections from other Boeing partners.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


/ Новости

Более 140 моделей самолетов и вертолетов бизнес-класса;

Летно-технические характеристики, компоновки салонов, карты дальности полета из Москвы;

Эксклюзивные фото воздушных судов и VIP-интерьеров;

Ориентировочную стоимость авиатехники в 2016-2017 гг;