From the beginning of establishing MTorres America, the strategy has been clear: Bring together the best of MTorres for the North American customer. One of those key customers, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, announced the program launch of the Boeing 777X in 2013.This new series of the Boeing 777 family is under development and will feature new engines, new composite wings and proven technologies taken from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Following Boeing’s announcement, MTorres America (MTA) began working together with Boeing to advance concepts for automating the manufacturing process of the new wing. This work resulted in Boeing issuing a request for information (RFI) for an automated wing spar assembly cell.
It was clear that the combined experience of the MTorres team was necessary to ensure that the people with an understanding of both production tooling and automation were brought together for this key program opportunity. The initial proposal team started small in number with members from MTorres América and MTorres Spain working together to develop a world-class proposal.
The result of months of work, MTorres was awarded the contract in April. The work share will be located in both Seattle ( USA) and Fuente Alamo – Murcia (Spain) and implemented in a phased approach to support the low initial rate of production then transitioning to the full rate production.
Collaboration with Boeing will, of course, continue to evolve in the coming months as the 777X Spar Assembly cell becomes reality. MTorres’ strategy will continue to leverage the very best talent in the company and by doing so will position us for the growth of our business with the Boeing and other North American customers. With the industry’s best professionals and continued investments, MTorres is poised for the future and shared success with our customers.