A new agreement has been signed between Boeing and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) for the Chinese company to produce composite empennage tips for the 777 beginning in 2017. The deal builds on the contract Boeing signed with AVIC earlier this year to produce vertical fin and horizontal stabilizer forward torque box panels. “This new contract demonstrates the deep confidence Boeing has in AVIC’s commitment to world-class aerospace manufacturing,” said Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We have steadily increased our sourcing from AVIC with good results. They have not only met our

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