Boeing has been making some major adjustments to its supplier base, moving to different manufacturers for key items such as passenger seats and the main landing gear of the 777. The companywide initiatives have so far saved it more than $1 billion per year. Now it is taking the next steps. The manufacturer is to bring production of 737 and 777 flap actuation systems in-house. In this instance actuation systems for the popular twinjets will now be made and assembled by Boeing’s ...

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