- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Boeing is opening its new 777X Composite Wing Center in Everett, Washington.

The facility, formally opening Friday, will manufacture composite wings for the 777X, the company’s newest commercial jetliner.

The new $1 billion, 1 million square foot center is close to the widebody plant where the 777X will be assembled because the wings are the largest Boeing has ever built - 114 feet long and 23 feet wide.

The company says it has received 320 orders for the new plane. Production is scheduled to begin in 2017.

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