Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.
 

Front page

Boeing and AVIC to open Manufacturing Innovation Center in China; Boeing awards 737 rudder contract to AVIC's CCAC

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China's largest state-owned aviation company, today announced that they will open the AVIC-Boeing Manufacturing Innovation Center (MIC) in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. Geng Ruguang, executive vice president of AVIC, and Ray Conner, vice president and general manager of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Supply Chain Management & Operations, signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies.

The AVIC-Boeing MIC will enhance Boeing's production system by increasing AVIC's efficiency and capacity to supply high-quality parts for Boeing airplanes. The MIC will also support AVIC's goals of improving its manufacturing and technological capabilities and the competiveness of its affiliated factories to achieve global Tier-1 supplier status. It was also announced today that Boeing has awarded a contract to produce 737 rudders to Chengfei Commercial Aircraft Co. (CCAC), an AVIC company located in Chengdu, China. That contract will serve as the initial work statement for the MIC.

"AVIC has established a long-term partnership with Boeing, and I am very delighted to see that both sides have committed to establish the AVIC-Boeing Manufacturing Innovation Center," said AVIC President Lin Zuoming. "This agreement marks a new step in our companies' mutual cooperation and has great significance in deepening our relationship."

"As a company in a global market poised for tremendous growth, we need to increase both the capacity and capabilities of our supply chain," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh. "The AVIC-Boeing Manufacturing Innovation Center is consistent with our approach of partnering with suppliers to enhance their quality and productivity. AVIC has been a valuable supplier partner to Boeing for many years. This agreement is an opportunity to advance their capabilities and add value for Boeing and our customers."

The MIC, which will open by early 2012, will provide classroom training for AVIC employees and hands-on training for workers in AVIC factories. The training will replicate Boeing's successful production methods for sustainable quality to strengthen AVIC's manufacturing and meet Boeing's quality, cost and delivery requirements.

Boeing has been working with AVIC for more than 20 years; AVIC facilities currently manufacture parts for the 737, 747-8 and 787 programs. As the largest foreign customer for China's aviation industry, Boeing has purchased more than US $1.5 billion in aviation hardware and services from China since the 1980s and expects to double its annual procurement in coming years.

Press release issued by Boeing Commercial Airplanes on June 20, 2011

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Airframer
Aviation Industry Corporation of China

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 737

Enhanced listings:


Ascent Aerospace
Ascent Aerospace is the leading provider of aerospace tooling systems, assembly automation and factory integration.

IHS ESDU
Reduce the time spent on current projects by using ESDU – engineering data and software that have been approved and endorsed by professional institutions.

Victrex Plc
New VICTREX® AE250 composites and hybrid molding technology are changing the equation in Aerospace composites – find out more!

Redcliffe Precision Ltd
Aerospace Multi Axis CNC Precision Manufacturers & Thread Rolling Specialists.

USA Borescopes
USA Borescopes is a global supplier of world class visual inspection equipment. We are the one stop source for aviation professionals.

See our advertising tariff.

 

12
data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.