Fuji Heavy to set up facility to manufacture B777X wing boxes: report

April 16, 2014 9:33 am

A report by a Japanese daily has said Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries plans to open a plant as early as next year to build wing boxes for Boeing Co’s 777X passenger jet, Reuters has reported. Fuji Heavy is the sole maker of the component, which connects the main wings to the fuselage, for both those jetliners. The company, which makes Subaru cars, will likely spend more than ¥10bn to construct the factory at the same site in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, where it assembles wing boxes for Boeing’s 777 jets and its carbon composite 787 Dreamliner, the Nikkei report said. A spokesman for the company said it will decide on construction of any facility to build 777X wing boxes when Boeing places an order.