Wed, Jun 14, 2006
State Currently Handles Defense Work
The state of Alabama already plays a big role in rocket and
missile production for Boeing's aerospace and defense
departments... but the state is angling for a bigger role in
production of Boeing's commercial planes, too.
Why? Because that's where the money's at... as evidenced by
Boeing's recent production numbers, which saw big gains in
commercial production but declines on the defense side.
Well, there may be some good news for people in the Heart of
Dixie -- Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Alan Mulally was in
Huntsville Monday, and he told 200 government and business leaders
that Boeing is eyeing Alabama for more work on the manufacturer's
"Alabama is one of the biggest relationships that we have in the
United States in aerospace," said Mulally.
Already, about 80 engineers in Huntsville work on the 787
Dreamliner... and that number could grow as Boeing looks to the
future. Huntsville-based PPG Aerospace is also developing the
electronically-dimmable windows for the 787 (above).
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