Manufacturing and suppliers for Dreamliner 787
After stiff competition, Boeing announced on December 16, 2003, that the 787 would be assembled in its factory in Everett, Washington. Boeing assigned its global subcontractors to do more assembly themselves and deliver completed subassemblies to Boeing for final assembly.
South Korean subcontracted assemblies included
1. horizontal stabilizers – Korea Aerospace Industries (+ Alenia Aeronautica, Italy;)
2. fuselage sections- Korean Air (+Global Aeronautica, Italy; Boeing, North Charleston, USA; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan; Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, USA)
3. wing-tips, flap support fairings, wheel well bulkhead, and longerons – Korean Air, (solely)
* All for perspective
subcontracted assemblies included wing manufacture (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan, central wing box)horizontal stabilizers (Alenia Aeronautica, Italy; Korea Aerospace Industries, South Korea) fuselage sections (Global Aeronautica, Italy; Boeing, North Charleston, USA; Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan; Spirit AeroSystems, Wichita, USA; Korean Air, South Korea); passenger doors (Latécoère, France); cargo doors, access doors, and crew escape door (Saab, Sweden); software development (HCL Enterprise India); floor beams (TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited, India); wiring (Labinal, France);wing-tips, flap support fairings, wheel well bulkhead, and longerons (Korean Air, South Korea); landing gear (Messier-Dowty, UK/France);and power distribution and management systems, air conditioning packs (Hamilton Sundstrand, Connecticut, USA).Boeing is considering bringing construction of the 787-9 tail in house; the tail of the 787-8 is currently made by Alenia.