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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3037 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

I have always been curious in what Boeing does in Melbourne, Australia?
If you take the western ring road into the city and cross the large bridge (cannot place the name) then you can see a large building on the left side with BOEING written on it.

Thanks in advance.

-CXfirst


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User currently offlineSNA350 From Belgium, joined Dec 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/repair/locations.html

it's a repair location



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8872 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting SNA350 (Reply 1):
it's a repair location

Not the one closest to the bridge, that make components for Airbus and Boeing.



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3037 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
components for Airbus and Boeing

What components does it make?

Thanks for the replies.



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8872 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 3):
What components does it make?

Have not been there for some time, they used to make engine nacelles, 747 Kruger flaps, 777 rudders, 330/340 gear doors, 320 centre wing box, FA18 parts, sea hawk, and a number of military items.



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3323 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
Not the one closest to the bridge, that make components for Airbus and Boeing.

Are you referring to the hawker de havilland plant just after the west gate bridge?
My understanding is that it was a subsidiary of Boeing.... but I could be wrong.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8872 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):

Are you referring to the hawker de havilland plant just after the west gate bridge?

Going back a few years it used to be the government aircraft factories where the built fighters in WWII. Then became privatised to become Aerospace Technologies of Australia (ASTA), then became Boeing. Hawker de Havilland was a little further down the road, I think they were doing more helicopter work in Melbourne, and aircraft work in Sydney. The big white shed that one sees from the bridge with Boeing written on it used to be ASTA, from memory that is the composite workshop where the 330/340 main gear doors, and 777 rudders were made.

No doubt they are doing work for the 380/787 there, I just have not need to visit for some time.



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3037 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 20 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 5):
Are you referring to the hawker de havilland

All I know is that it says BOEING in big on it, I believe the bridge is called West Gate Bridge, it's the huge one.



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