One Of Five Major Assemblies For The Triple-7 Fabricated By
Spirit AeroSystems this week celebrated completion of the
1,000th Boeing 777 forward fuselage section, which will be shipped
to Boeing's final assembly facility in Everett, WA.
"Today we congratulate not only our customer Boeing on this
significant milestone, but also the employees at Spirit who have
been instrumental to this program," said Mike King, senior vice
president and chief operations officer. "Their dedication and
relentless drive toward continuous improvement shows with the
success of this airplane."
The 777 forward fuselage is built in five major sections at
Spirit's Wichita, KS, facility, then loaded onto rail cars and
shipped to Boeing for final assembly. The majority of the aluminum
alloy section is designed in CATIA computer software by Spirit and
"We are very proud to be part of such a tremendous event and
congratulate our partner Boeing for such a successful aircraft,"
said David Coleal, senior vice president/general manager, Fuselage
Segment. "As the world's largest supplier of commercial assemblies
and components, Spirit fuselage employees are excited and proud to
celebrate another significant achievement with the production of
the 1,000th 777 fuselage for our Boeing customer. This highly
skilled fuselage team takes great pride in producing the highest
quality aerostructures in the world."
Spirit AeroSystems also supplies the forward fairing, strut,
thrust reverser assembly, inlet and fan cowl assemblies, floor
beams, seat tracks, leading edge slats and fixed leading edge for
the 777 family of airplanes.
The 1,000th 777 is scheduled to be completed by Boeing in
February and delivered to customer Emirates in March.