CXfirst
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Melbourne Boeing Building

Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:15 pm

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.

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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:04 pm

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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:24 pm

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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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:37 pm

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

What components does it make?

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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:21 am

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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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:32 am

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.
 
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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Thu Feb 01, 2007 3:57 pm

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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RE: Melbourne Boeing Building

Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:21 pm

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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