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Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:44 a.m.

Everett gives green light to Boeing’s new 777X wing plant

EVERETT — The Boeing Co.’s plans for a massive new building to make the 777X’s carbon-fiber-composite wings at its Everett plant have been approved by the city.
City staff determined that the plans, which Boeing submitted earlier this spring, fit with existing development guidelines for the area, meaning that the project can move forward.
Work is already under way at Boeing’s Paine Field facility to make room for the new 1.3-million-square-foot building to be located north of the main plant, where Boeing’s wide-body jetliners are assembled. The Chicago-based company is demolishing three single-story office buildings and relocating those workers to offices in Bothell and Bellevue.
The sprawling new structure will hold three giant autoclaves for heating composite material used to make the new jetliner’s 114-foot wings.
Boeing’s plans also include a second, 350,000-square-foot structure just east of the main assembly building for 777X fuselage work.
Traffic to and from the site won’t be significantly affected, according to city planning documents.
Dan Catchpole: 425-339-3454; dcatchpole@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @dcatchpole.
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