Boeing Selects New Breed Logistics Inc. to Manage Logistics for 787 Dreamliner
New Everett, Wash.-based facility will deliver Dreamliner hardware
EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 23, 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced it has selected North Carolina-based supply chain management company New Breed Logistics Inc. to provide logistics services supporting the final assembly of the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
New Breed will locate a new facility in Everett from which it will deliver smaller 787 airplane hardware. While Boeing intends to use three specially modified 747-400s to fly large composite parts from partner locations around the world, smaller components for the Dreamliner will continue to be shipped to Boeing via land, sea and rail. New Breed will deliver all Dreamliner components to designated locations in the Boeing factory for installation by 787 final assembly employees.
“New Breed is an industry leader for providing world-class logistics services to a wide array of customers,” said 787 Vice President of Airplane Production Scott Strode. “This expertise will serve us well as we continue to develop the final assembly process for the 787, which will be dramatically different than the way airplanes are currently built.”
“Our strength in providing creative, flexible, technology-focused solutions for high performance and complex logistics requirements has earned New Breed a place on the elite 787 Dreamliner team,” said Louis DeJoy, New Breed’s Chairman and CEO. “We are very proud to be selected for this strategic initiative.”
New Breed’s facility will come on-line in time to support final assembly of the first Dreamliners in 2007.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The 787 is a family of three super-efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience. The airplanes will feature significant improvements in passenger amenities including cleaner air, bigger windows, a lower cabin altitude and higher humidity. Detailed design of the 787 is under way with production scheduled to start in 2006. First flight is planned for 2007 with deliveries beginning in 2008.
New Breed Logistics Inc.
New Breed is a national distribution center operations company, featuring world-class capabilities in distribution services, reverse logistics & repair, and supply chain consulting. Clients include Verizon Wireless, Siemens Medical Solutions, the United States Postal Service, and the U.S. Marine Corps. New Breed employs more than 3,000 people and operates more than 40 distribution centers. More information is available at www.newbreed.com.
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