Boeing: new V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft plant
It will also house fuselage production for Armed Forces and international customers
Boeing, the US Marine Corps, US Air Force and US Navy announced the transformation of a 350,000-square-foot facility outside Philadelphia into a modern factory where company employees will build fuselages for the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft (plane and helicopter) and modernize the MV-22 fleet for the Marines.
The new factory will improve safety and productivity, lower operating costs, and reduce Boeing’s environmental impact. It will be home to the Common Configuration – Readiness and Modernization (CC-RAM) program that standardizes the Marine Corps Osprey fleet by upgrading previously built aircraft to the new Block C configuration. The facility will also house fuselage production for Navy, Air Force, Marines, and international Osprey customers.
The industry employs approximately 4,600 people in Pennsylvania and supports 16,000 direct and indirect jobs in the commonwealth.
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