April 23, 2013
Boeing Winnipeg announces site expansion and 737 MAX work
Boeing Canada Winnipeg announced plans to increase its Murray Park Road manufacturing site by more than 22%, primarily to house new composites work for Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. The building will be expanded by 14,000 m² to a total of 62,000 m² of manufacturing space. It will be used mainly to construct the one-piece composite acoustic inner barrel on the newly designed engine nacelle inlet for the 737 MAX. The inner barrel is one of the latest quiet engine technologies that will be employed on the 737 MAX to help reduce the operational noise of the airplane by up to 40%. The expanded building, which includes two bays about the size of 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools, will house the 737 MAX and some 787 Dreamliner production. Construction will begin immediately on the west side of the existing Murray Park facility, with an estimated completion by the fourth quarter of 2014.