27 FEBRUARY 2017
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Sheffield is the chosen site of a high-tech components production facility that Boeing plans to open to manufacture high-tech components for 737 and 777 aircraft. These actuation systems will be used on the wing trailing edges.
The new facility, the result of a Boeing investment of more than £20m, is part of a broader plan to begin in-house component manufacturing in the US and the UK enhancing production efficiency and reducing costs in its supply chain.
“The UK provides Boeing with the talent and infrastructure we need to grow and maintain a high level of productivity and quality to meet our significant order book,” said Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing UK and Ireland. “We are proud to expand our relationship with the UK still further with Boeing Sheffield. Our decision to start manufacturing high-value components in the UK is a step-change in our engagement and a further example of Boeing’s commitment to grow here, supporting the UK’s long-term prosperity.”
Subject to local authority and other relevant planning permissions, the proposed 25,000sq ft Boeing Sheffield facility will be built alongside The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, a machining and materials research campus founded jointly in 2001 by Boeing and the University of Sheffield.
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David Bentley, Manchester/UK
I'm glad to see you reported this but note that the BBC didn't (except in Sheffield where it could hardly not do). But of course the BBC hates Trump and any piece of good news that in any way might be ascribed to him.