Boeing, world renown aircraft OEM has stated that they will be expanding their location in Helena, Montana for further production of their newly released Boeing 777X aircrafts parts. The expansion of the Helena location will enable the facility to create an additional 90,000ft2 for excess production of twin-aisle aircrafts. With a more than 257,000ft2 to offer , Boeing Helena will be able to produce titanium parts , side-of-body chords, and terminal end fittings that are used to connect fuselage to the wings.
One of the many reasons for the new integrations according to the general manager and vice president of Boeing, Kim Smith is not only for the mass production of the 777X family but as a declaration to their employees.
Kim Smith stated, ““Our investment in Boeing Helena is a testament to our incredible, hardworking team members and their ability to deliver on our commitments to the company.”
The production has created more accountability on the Helena team for the completion of the 777X family. An approximate 150 employees will be in charge of the production at the Helena location.
The newly released 777X consist of 4 different models in the entire family. The Following 777X models consist of 737, 747, 767, 787 aircrafts. The 777X will be equipped with completely new Boeing engines parts, Boeing aviation components, new innovative folding wingtips, and also featuring technology from the Boeing 787 aircraft. The aircraft is to be an approximate 251 ft. long and the wingspan of an approximate 234 ft.
With the 777X family being equipped with many new innovative parts and equipment it will allow the aircrafts to be more fuel efficient and therefore more cost efficient to the passengers. The two-aisle aircraft will be able to seat about 407 passengers at a time.