31 October 2013
Boeing reportedly plans to concentrate most of its design overhaul of the 777X aircraft outside of the Seattle area and will locate much of the work in Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Long Beach, California; Philadelphia; and St. Louis, with some work in Moscow. A memo from Boeing to its employees confirms that Boeing has been looking to move design work to engineers elsewhere. Boeing had significant operations outside of Washington for the 787, and executives have made it clear that work will not be automatically assigned to its home area of Everett, where work is mostly unionized. (Image Credit: Boeing)
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