Larsen Statement on Boeing’s Decision to Pull 787 Production Out of Washington State
Everett, WA, September 29, 2020
EVERETT, WA – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the below statement on Boeing’s decision to pull 787 production out of Washington state:
“Boeing’s decision to pull its 787 production out of Washington state is shortsighted and misplaced.
“The Pacific Northwest is home to the best aviation and aerospace workforce in the world. The strength of the Pacific Northwest’s aviation and aerospace industry includes the region’s strong education system, trained workforce, robust supply chain, extensive manufacturing experience and overall quality of life. We have earned our place as the leader in the U.S. aerospace industry and will continue to earn it.
“The aviation and aerospace industry and the Pacific Northwest must be prepared for a future where Boeing continues to build airplanes here and we use our strengths in aerospace and innovation to invest in emerging aerospace tech, support the work of new entrants in the airspace and lead on environmentally sustainable aviation fuel.”
“As the economy comes back and air travel returns, I will fight to bring 787 production back to Everett.”