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Subaru producing centre wing section for Boeing 787
Subaru’s aerospace company has delivered the 1,000th centre wing section for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Boeing. The 787 Dreamliner is the first jetliner to use carbon composite materials in the primary structures. Subaru has been participating in the project since long and has the responsibility to produce the carbon fibre composite Centre Wing section.
Subaru has been part of the project since the very early stage and is responsible for design and production of the carbon fibre composite Centre Wing section and integration with the Main Landing Gear Wheel Wells. The Centre Wing Section is the section where the wings are attached to the fuselage section.
Subaru achieved this major milestone after 12 years and 11months since its first delivery of the Centre Wing Section to Boeing in January 10, 2007.
To celebrate the delivery, Subaru held a delivery ceremony at Handa Plant on December 18, 2019. At its Handa plant, Subaru also develops and manufactures centre wing sections for the Boeing 777 and 777X, as well as the P-1 maritime patrol aircraft and the C-2, cargo transport aircraft for the Japan ministry of defence.