Boeing’s vertical integration drive continues. In early June, it announced a joint venture to design, build and service auxiliary power units (APU) with European equipment giant Safran. The 50:50 joint venture will reside in the new Boeing Global Services business unit. This is on the heels of Boeing’s acquisition of distributor KLX, forming of a joint venture with automotive supplier Adient to build seats and the creation of in-house unit Boeing Avionics. To put this move into ...


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