Boeing airplane doors assembled in Vietnam

Thursday, 2014-10-23 12:33:36
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MHIVA opens its Boeing 777 door factory in Vietnam.
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NDO – A door assembling factory for Boeing airplanes was inaugurated in Thang Long Industrial Park in Hanoi on October 22 by the Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aerospace Vietnam Co., Ltd (MHIVA).

Built on an area of ​​6,500 m², the plant is expected to assemble four to eight doors each month in its first phase and increasing to up to 32 doors in the next phases. Currently, the plant employs 100 local skilled workers.

In 2009, the company opened a factory assembling flaps for Boeing 737 aircrafts. The plant has so far shipped 1,000 flaps for Boeing.

MHIVA Director General Yoshiki Ito said that each of the Boeing 777 airplane’s doors comprises of 6,500 parts that Vietnam is not yet able to produce. All parts for the flaps and doors are manufactured in Japan before being transferred to Vietnam for assembly. The doors and flaps are then shipped to Boeing assembly plants in the US for final completion.

Head of Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Do Nhat Hoang, said that Vietnam promotes auxiliary industries through the training of high-quality human resources to applying incentives for businesses. He expressed his hope that the MHIVA would manufacture Boeing’s planes’ components in Vietnam in the future.