Boeing Kicks Off Dreamliner Production, Set To Hire 400 Workers in San Antonio | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Airborne 07.22.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Airborne 07.22.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

Wed, Jul 11, 2007

Boeing Kicks Off Dreamliner Production, Set To Hire 400 Workers in San Antonio

Facility Will Be Responsible For Component Fit And Function

Boeing announced this production has "officially" begun on the 787 Dreamliner. Primary manufacture will occur at the company's production facility in Everett, WA... but its plant in San Antonio, TX will perform some modifications work on the first 11 planes.

That's going to require a larger workforce and Boeing has committed to hiring some 400 new employees for electronic and mechanical equipment installation, functional system testing, software upgrades, and wiring projects, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.

According to Boeing spokeswoman Deborah VanNierop, the San Antonio facility will be responsible for ensuring that all the components fit and function properly.

"We have performed very well on our current maintenance and modifications work on our military aircraft programs," she said. "We've become successful in eliminating waste through lean manufacturing processes. We've implemented a lot of procedures to make it efficient or cost-efficient (to keep planes operational)."

Texas Senator John Cornyn was pleased the company would be bringing so many new jobs to the area.

"This is more proof that companies recognize the quality of the San Antonio workforce," he said. "And that San Antonio and Texas are great places to do business. This is good news for the area and further evidence that the Texas economy is growing."

The shift to commercial aircraft will be a bit of a change for the San Antonio shop. The current 1,500 employees provide maintenance, repair and overhaul work on KC-10s, KC-135s and C-17s for the US Air Force.

FMI: www.boeing.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 07.26.16-Oshkosh Day 2: Solar Impulse, Sun Flyer, Stemme S-12

Also: AEA $$Giveaway$$, LAM Aviation, Able Flight, Jack Pelton On Aero-Medical Reform We start our report this morning with something that has very little to do with the EAA AirVen>[...]

ONE Aviation Provides Singular Support For Coverage of AirVenture 2016!

ONE Aviation: Let’s Fly Together ONE Aviation delivers innovative access to general aviation by bringing together a line of products suited to the missions and budgets of ind>[...]

It's ALIVE! 2016 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Debuting RIGHT NOW!

Get The EARLY Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH... The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network are pleased to announce that >[...]

Only Sporty's!!! Sporty's Pilot Shop Helps ANN Cover Oshkosh 2016!

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource! Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal >[...]

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present OSH2016 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2016 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced display and sensor technology from the >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC