Mission to Boeing
The members of the NAG are invited by Boeing to come to Seattle and discuss the opportunities for Dutch contribution to Boeing (see attachment). Therefore, the NAG invites you to join the visit to Boeing in Seattle in the week of 23 October 2023. The visit is aimed at aircraft manufacturing with a particular focus on lightweight materials, electrification and digital design and manufacturing capabilities. The aim is to open discussions with Boeing on the future of aviation and the Dutch role in the supply chain. There are three main departments of Boeing involved: BCA Research & Technology, BCA Product Development, Engineering, Supply Chain en Strategy. There will also be a visit to the surrounding ecosystem with a focus on innovation and business opportunities. We expect the mission to last all week. You will have input on the programme.
The NAG will organize this mission for a minimum of ten companies. Cost for participation per company are €2.000 ex VAT for members (non-members pay 30% extra) and will include local transport, mission organization, coordination on site and input in the programme. Your travel and accommodation costs are your own. There is a maximum of two participants per company.
The NAG will provide suggestions for the flight and hotel details later this week. The programme will cover two full days at Boeing and 3 days in the Seattle area, you need to arrive Sunday evening at the latest. We ask you to keep the week free for now, until the flight details can be shared.
The topics are defined as:
- Manufacturing technology
Technology for production process optimization. Specifically, automation (i.e. automated assembly, machining and manufacturing) and digitization (e.g. for quality assurance) of the production processes.
- Lightweight materials
With a special focus on plastic-based composites, such as thermoplastics.
With a special focus on the electrification of aircraft systems, such as controls and wiring systems (out of scope is electrification of aircraft propulsion).
Due to the short preparation time and intense programma, we ask you to indicate your interest in this unique opportunity as soon as possible, but no later than Friday May 12th. You can email Liselotte.firstname.lastname@example.org or call +31 6 15 24 24 19. Places are limited and we will do an intake meeting with you to make sure the fit between your company, your input for the programme and the goals of the mission.
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