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Boeing Creates Plane Development Group

Manufacturing Group | December 5, 2012

The Airplane Development group will help the company as it increases production by 25% over 18 months.

Boeing has created a new organizational structure to help the company as it increases production by 25% over the next 18 months.

The company announced the Airplane Development group for its commercial airplanes in an e-mail, noting that production will reach its highest levels in history.

“Successfully balancing our production and development priorities is critical to our future viability and success with customers, says Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in a statement to employees, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

According to Connor, the structure will help “clarify responsibility, streamline decision-making, and accelerate our progress on these priorities.”

The Airplane Development group will also “focus on bringing the new-generation models 737 MAX, 767 Tanker, and 787-9 through development and certification and will provide leadership on the 777X and 787-10X development work,” Connor says.
 

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