Boeing Opens New Everett Delivery Center

Wed Apr 3, 2013 5:45pm EDT

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State of the art facility benefits 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 customers

EVERETT, Wash.,  April 3, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] today opened
its new expanded Everett Delivery Center (EDC), a world-class facility which
will be the home of deliveries for the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787. The grand
opening ceremony was attended by Boeing employees, customers and state

"Boeing is producing market-leading commercial airplanes at its highest rates
ever," said  Pat Shanahan, senior vice president and general manager, Airplane
Programs, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The new facility enables us to meet
growing demands and continue doing what our team does best - exceed customer

The 180,000 sq. ft. facility triples the amount of office, conference and
delivery operations space as the old EDC and is designed to increase operational

"I want to congratulate The Boeing Company and its hard-working employees on the
new Everett Delivery Center. This facility shows the strength of the aerospace
industry in  Washington  and is a sign that the state's long history with the
company will continue to grow," said Governor  Jay Inslee. "As production rates
increase and the company looks to roll out new airplane derivatives in
Washington, it is clear this facility is going to see a lot of use."

The building features three floors dedicated to customers and the delivery
experience. Amenities include a customer lounge, a Tully's cafe, over 20
conference rooms, four contract signing rooms and 35 offices to support resident
customers and on-site delivery teams. The building's highlight, a customer event
area, offers sweeping views the Olympic Mountains beyond the neighboring
flightline and Paine Field.  

"Last year we delivered a record 183 airplanes and this new facility will help
us continue to increase deliveries," said  Tom Maxwell, Everett Delivery Center
vice president. "The expanded space will also allow us to keep pace with
customer demands."  

Seattle-based DLR Group created the "Embrace the Plane" design which features a
unique, curved architecture. The design allows airplanes to pull up to the
building and connect by custom boarding bridges, enhancing ease of customer
travel. Construction led by Skanska began in  March 2012.

Elizabeth Fischtziur
Everett  site communications
+1 425-266-3371

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