Imagine a future in which our platforms are digitally designed and compatible with the next generation of production innovation – all produced on a common production line. A future where our platforms can autonomously bring more firepower to the fight at significantly lower cost. Where our customers have a common experience across all Boeing products.
Building on best practices from some of the industry’s most advanced manufacturing programs such as the 777X, MQ-28A Ghost Bat, MQ-25 Stingray, T-7A Red Hawk, and numerous classified and proprietary programs, Boeing Phantom Works is enabling just that with its “Production System of the Future.”
Several new factories will integrate the latest advancements in model-based engineering, automation, augmented and virtual reality, full-sized determinant assembly, modularity and more to improve first-time quality, reduce costs and enable flexibility.
Connected with modular tooling, a reconfigurable layout and full digital thread integration, the Production System of the Future for advanced combat aircraft programs includes:
- A purpose-built Advanced Composite Fabrication Center in Mesa;
- Laboratory and Test facilities in St. Louis;
- An Advanced Assembly Facility in St. Louis;
- A new, advanced post-assembly Center in St. Louis.