AMERICAS: Boeing Begins Major Assembly of 777 Freighter

Boeing mechanics began major assembly of the new 777 Freighter at the company¡¯s Everett, Washington facility recently. Workers took the first step in major assembly for the new 777 Freighter by loading its 97-foot-long wing spar into the automated spar assembly tool (ASAT). The ASAT automatically drills, measures and installs more than 5,000 fasteners into […]


Boeing mechanics began major assembly of the new 777 Freighter at the company¡¯s Everett, Washington facility recently. Workers took the first step in major assembly for the new 777 Freighter by loading its 97-foot-long wing spar into the automated spar assembly tool (ASAT).

The ASAT automatically drills, measures and installs more than 5,000 fasteners into the spar. The spar is the internal support structure that runs through the full length of the wings and provides support to the wing.

The 777 Freighter will fly farther and provide more capacity than any other twin-engine cargo airplane, according to Boeing.