Boeing 777 Assembly

Boeing 777 Assembly

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Creating Space to Assemble the Boeing 777

To accommodate the construction of this new airliner, the Boeing Everett plant was doubled in size which cost around US$1.5 billion. The facility contained two assembly lines. New methods such as a turning machine was used to turn the fuselage through 180 degrees, allowing engineers easy access to top sections.

In the construction process for the Boeing 777, Boeing departed from their traditional methods and sought a heavy involvement from overseas manufacturers. The involvement of global contractors has only been exceeded by the later Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing 777 Part Manufacturers

Some the main contractors include:

CompanyRole
Air CruisersEscape Slides
Airco Industries, IncControl Panels
Allen Aircraft Products, IncValves, Jet pumps
Argo-Tech CorpMain engine fuel pumps
Aviointeriors S.p.A.Seats
AVOX SystemsCrew and passenger oxygen systems
B/E Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Products GroupSeating, galley inserts and oxygen systems
B/E Aerospace Flight Structures GroupVIP lavatories, closets and sidewalls
BAE SYSTEMS Platform SolutionsFlight and engine controls
California Drop Forge, Inc.Landing gear and APU components
Chelton (Electrostatics) Ltd.Dischargers
Chicopee Manufacturing Ltd.Wing and landing gear components
Cytec Carbon Fibers, LLCCarbon Fibre
Gerard Daniel WorldwideAcoustic liners for engine nacelles and thrust reversers
Diehl Luftfahrt Elektronik GmbHCabin lighting
Donaldson Co. Inc.Cabin air filters and avionics filters
Driessen Aircraft Interior Systems Inc.Galleys closets partitions
Eaton AerospacePumps, hoses, valves, pneumatic systems and ducting systems.
Frisby Aerospace, IncHydraulic components
GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems Inc.Cockpit and cabin windows.
Goodrich Corporation, Aircraft Wheels and BrakesWheels and brakes
Goodrich Corporation, Landing GearLanding gear
Goodrich Corporation, Sensor SystemsTotal temperature sensors, pitot-static probes, angle of attack sensors, gust suppression transducer, waste level systems; video surveillance systems.
Goodyear Aviation Tyre (France)
Goodyear Aviation Tires
Goodyear Aviation Tires (Brasil)
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Tyres
HARCOEngine sensors and fly-by-wire assemblies
Hercules Heat Treating Corp.Landing gear
Hexcel StructuresWing trailing edges
Ho-Ho-Kus, IncSheet metal parts
Honeywell Electronics & LightingInterior and exterior lighting
Interface Aviation, Inc.Seats
IPECOPilot seats
JAMCO Corp.Lavatories; galleys and inserts
Judd Wire IncWire and cable
Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., Aerospace DivisionFlap support fairing; wing tip assembly
LabinalWiring
McGill Manufacturing, Emerson Power Transmission Corp.Flap & slat system track rollers, door bearings
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.After fuselage panel, tail fuselage, entry doors
MoogFlight controls
Rockwell CollinsMoving map and flight info. ADF, AFDS, DME. GLU, HFS, LRA, MAT, TPR, VHF, VOR, WXR
Saab ABAerostructures
Securaplane Technologies IncGround maneuver camera system
Sell Aviation, Britax Sell GmbH & Co. OHGGalley, crew rest compartments, closets, convection/steam ovens, beverage makers, water boilers and ice compartments.
Smiths Aerospace, Electronic Systems DaytonGenerators and control units
Smiths Aerospace, Mechanical SystemsThrust reverse actuation systems
Main/nose-gear door actuators, ultrasonic fuel gauging, power systems, remote interface units para-visual display, auto-throttle servo motor, integrated fuel panels
Smiths Aerospace, Mechanical Systems WhippanyRudder trim, speed brake, flap drive, APU door actuator
Spincraft, Inc.Nacelle components, anti-icing systems
Spirit Aerosystems IncEngine struts; engine nacelles
Teledyne RelaysRelays and switches
Thales Avionics IncAvionics systems
TS Corp.Rudder PCU, elevator PCU, outboard aileron PCU, flapperon PCU, actuator control electronics
Tusas Aerospace Industries IncDorsal fin
Vought Aircraft Industries, Incwing spoilers and inboard flaps along with the nacelle panels, fix leading edge attach straps and nose beams, webs, bulkheads, longerons, edge frames
Whitmore Wire & Cable Corp.Electric wire and cable
Whittaker Controls, Inc.In-flight entertainment system cooling valve and an optional forward cargo air conditioning valve for Boeing 777 200LR
boeing-777 Boeing Colours
A Boeing 777 in Boeing House colours.

If there is more you want to learn about this airliner, please visit: Boeing 777 Home, Boeing 777 Specs, Boeing 777 Order Book, Boeing 777X and Boeing 777 History,

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