“Boeing 777X is going to be the re-engined and lengthened version of the Boeing 777, and is planned to be the largest twin-engine aircraft in the world. Presently, Washington is the site of Boeing’s largest assembly plants, where around 50% of the plane maker’s approximately 172,000 employees (as of 2011) are working. Boeing is also the largest private employer in Washington.
Given the amount of business Boeing provides its assembly host-state, it is not surprising that other states are exerting full efforts to lure the company and aerospace suppliers to enter their borders. The aerospace industry includes not only companies directly involved in the assembly of airplanes, but also firms that manufacture and supply aerospace products and parts. The heavy regulations surrounding the industry require the use of only the highest grade products and procedures with the right quality standard certifications, including the AS9120 certification for product distributors.”