The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions
Dan Catchpole | dcatchpole@heraldnet.com
Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 2:18 p.m.

PNAA endorses Washington’s plan to win 777X

A key aerospace industry group on Wednesday endorsed the governor’s plan to consider potential Boeing 777X projects to be of "statewide significance."

 

“This designation will expedite the permitting process to allow Boeing to build a composite wing manufacturing facility in Everett,” Melanie Jordan, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance, said in a statement. “PNAA is extremely supportive of this effort.”

 

Boeing could formally launch the 777X later this year. The Chicago-based company hasn’t indicated where the 777X will be built.

 

Gov. Jay Inslee announced last Thursday that he had instructed the state’s Department of Commerce to consider the 777X for the designation. Both Snohomish County and City of Everett officials passed resolutions supporting the move.

 

“The 777X project is really the gold ring for our region,” Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said in a statement. “We’re working very hard to make sure it happens right here.”

 

PNAA, which hosts an annual aerospace conference in Lynnwood, represents hundreds of aerospace companies in the region.

 

Story tags » Everett777StateSnohomish County government

Sign up for HeraldNet headlines Newsletter
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Aerospace blog posts

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
» More business


HeraldNet highlights

Making noise in Everett
Making noise in Everett: Duo has big dreams for the city's music scene
Looking for a friend?
Looking for a friend?: Animals up for adoption at the Everett shelter (10 new photos)
First stop for tourists
First stop for tourists: County tourism volunteers inform, point the way
Remembering Jerry
Remembering Jerry: EvCC groundskeeper Gerald Olmstead was always happy
SnoCoSocial