June 12, 2014
Boeing, Japanese partners reach agreement on 777X supplier work
Boeing has reached an agreement with five key Japanese partners for significant work on the new 777X airplane. Japan Aircraft Industries (JAI) and Japan Aircraft Development Corporation (JADC) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to provide approximately 21% of the major airplane structure components for the 777X, including fuselage sections; center wing sections; pressure bulkheads; main landing gear wells; passenger, cargo and main landing gear doors; wing components and wing-body fairings. JAI is a consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), ShinMaywa Industries (SMIC) and NIPPI Corporation (NIPPI). JADC is a non-profit foundation established to enhance the competitiveness of the Japanese aircraft industry.