Boeing Frederickson Factory To Make 777X Tail

The Boeing factory at Frederickson near Tacoma that builds tails for 777s and 787s also will build the carbon-fiber tail for the new 777X. Site manager Dave Moe confirmed the work Thursday. The director of the governor's aerospace office, Alex Pietsch, told The Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/1jmi17s) it was excellent news. About 750 employees work at the Composite Manufacture Center. Boeing is erecting a new building in Everett where a new composite wing for the 777X will be made. Boeing committed to assembling the 777X in Everett in January after winning concessions from the Machinists union. May 16, 2014/ SEATTLE (AP)