Boeing adding on in Everett for Dreamlifter, 787 work

If you’ve driven by the Boeing Co. in Everett or Paine Field lately, you’ve likely seen construction.

What’s being built there?

The most easily spotted construction is along the Mukilteo Speedway near the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. That’s where an operations center for Boeing’s fleet of 747 large-cargo freighters will be.

The aircraft, dubbed the Dreamlifter, ferries major sections of Boeing 787s around the world. The jet maker has a fleet of four of the bloated-looking 747s, which will be based out of the new $25 million Dreamlifter operations center.

Snohomish County is building the facility; Boeing will lease the roughly 30,000-square-foot center from the county, said Dave Waggoner, director of Paine Field.

A construction crew currently is grading the site for the Dreamlifter operations center, which cost about $3 million to design.

Waggoner expects the center to be open by late next summer.

The other major construction project you might spot is Boeing’s new jet delivery center. Boeing broke ground on the new 180,000-square-foot delivery center in March. The old delivery center, which opened in 1969, was the site of 3,500 deliveries.

With increased aircraft production, Boeing officials decided they needed a larger facility that could handle more deliveries.

Boeing spokeswoman Elizabeth Fischtziur said the new delivery center is about 50 percent complete. Boeing expects to open the new airplane delivery center early next year.

Michelle Dunlop: 425-339-3454; mdunlop@heraldnet.com.

More in Herald Business Journal

Camano artist mixes flask, paintings for successful cocktail

Art flasks prove popular as bachelorette gifts, birthday presents and wedding favors.

Pentagon inspector general praises secret $80 billion bomber

US Government Accountability Office in 2016 rejected a protest filed by Boeing-Lockheed Martin.

Everett’s Sentry Credit celebrates a quarter century in business

Sentry Credit Inc. in Everett is celebrating its 25th year in business.… Continue reading

Funko donates hundreds of Pop! Heroes to Christmas House

Everett’s toy and collectibles maker Funko has donated hundreds of its Pop!… Continue reading

Donate coats for Clothes for Kids of Snohomish County

Washington Energy Services is conducting a local coat drive to benefit Clothes… Continue reading

Seattle Premium Outlets extend hours over Thanksgiving holiday

Seattle Premium Outlets will be offering extended Black Friday shopping hours in… Continue reading

Equipment rental and sales business H&E opens Mukilteo shop

Company hopes to capitalize on construction occuring in northwest Washington.

New Chick-fil-A draws dozens of campers in Bothell

A second restaurant of the popular chain is opening on Thursday.

Tulalip Resort Casino to feature locally grown hazelnuts

The resort wanted to put a focus on meals created with the nut.

Most Read