Boeing utilizes technology to paint 777 wings

05/30/2013 | Seattle Times, The

Boeing is using two robots to paint the wings of its 777 aircraft at its plant in Everett, Wash. The robots can complete the first coat of paint in 24 minutes, compared with 4.5 hours for manual labor. Jason Clark, the director of 777 manufacturing, said that "no layoffs occurred because of the implementation of this technology."

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