Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has completed the construction of a facility to manufacture centre wing boxes for the Boeing 777X at its Handa plant.

The new facility, which has a floor area of 11,600m2, will be equipped with assembly lines featuring automatic riveters, as well as transfer and painting machines. It is scheduled to start operations in early 2017.

The Handa plant already produces centre wing boxes for the 777 and 787, as well as for maritime patrol aircraft and cargo transport aircraft.

Besides FHI, Boeing has also signed agreements with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, ShinMaywa Industrries and NIPPI Corporation, which will see around 21% of the 777X’s major structural components produced in Japan.

Source: Cirium Dashboard