Boeing to Add 5 New Research Centers in US

Boeing to Add 5 New Research Centers in US

The centers will 'accelerate technical capability' in specific fields and build networks of collaboration with university, industry and government research.

Boeing announced yesterday that it will establish technology research centers in Alabama, California, Missouri, South Carolina and Washington.

The company said it will restructure its Research & Technology organization, and consolidate technology development over the long-term -- up to 30 years into the future.

They will be chartered to accelerate technical capability in specific fields and enhance and build networks of collaboration with university, industry and government research centers around the world. The new locations and centers are:

  • Huntsville, Ala.: Simulation and Decision Analytics; Metals and Chemical Technology
  • Southern California: Flight Sciences; Electronics and Networked Systems; Structures
  • St. Louis: Systems Technology; Digital Aviation and Support Technology; Metallics and Fabrication Development
  • North Charleston, S.C.: Manufacturing Technology
  • Seattle: Manufacturing Technology Integration.

The new centers will operate independently but cooperatively with one another and with Boeing technology centers in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Spain and Russia.

As the centers are established, BR&T employee totals are expected to grow between 300-400 each in Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina. BR&T jobs in Washington are expected to decrease by 800-1,200, and BR&T jobs in California are expected to decrease by 200-300.

The unit will continue to provide manufacturing technology integration support at Boeing business unit production sites in Washington state, as well Arizona, California, Missouri, Pennsylvania and South Carolina

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