January 13, 2015
Boeing selects GKN Aerospace to assemble 737 MAX winglets in Washington State
Boeing has awarded GKN Aerospace a contract for final assembly and paint of Advanced Technology (AT) Winglets for the new 737 MAX. This adds to GKN Aerospace’s existing work package with Boeing and brings additional jobs to Washington State. The final assembly and paint work will be carried out at a 57,000 ft² facility that GKN Aerospace will operate in Sumner, Wash., near Boeing’s 737 MAX Final Assembly in Renton, Wash. The facility will open in late 2015 and employ approximately 75 people when full rate production is achieved. Staff recruitment will begin early in 2015 with the majority of the new team being drawn from the highly skilled workforce based in the state.