Boeing has unveiled a new Advanced Composite Fabrication Centre (ACFC), which has been purpose-built to produce advanced composite components for future combat aircraft.
The new facility in Mesa, Arizona, will be a secure production facility operated by Phantom Works, the company’s research, development and prototyping division.
The construction phase of the 155,000 square-foot facility is now complete, and the centre is expected to be fully operational this autumn.
Digitally transforming the entire production system
“Boeing pioneered a new era of digital aerospace engineering on programs like the T-7, MQ-25 and MQ-28, and now we’re leading the way again by digitally transforming our entire production system to build the next generation of advanced combat aircraft,” said Ted Colbert, Defense, Space & Security president and CEO.
“The new Advanced Composite Fabrication Centre and the factories that will follow it position Boeing to deliver the most digitally advanced, simply and efficiently produced and intelligently supported aircraft to military customers.”
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