Oklahoma City-based Boeing lab to enhance aircraft sustainment capabilities
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Boeing recently opened a new engineering, research and development lab facility in Oklahoma City that will design, test and apply modernization technologies for legacy aircraft such as the C-17 Globemaster III and the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS).
The 300,000-square-foot structure is the newest addition to Boeing’s Oklahoma City site, headquarters to the company’s Aircraft Modernization & Sustainment business. The lab will expand the company’s ability to maintain and upgrade existing aircraft. These capabilities help the United States and other Boeing customers realize greater value from their aircraft while maintaining readiness, technological relevance and aircraft affordability for many years after initial delivery.
“Oklahoma’s aerospace industry is on the rise, as evidenced by this cutting edge facility,” said Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, who spoke at the dedication ceremony. “Boeing Oklahoma City truly has a global impact by supporting our nation and allies in the defense of freedom.”
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