July 25, 2013 |
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that the work performed by 375 people in the Puget Sound region around Seattle is being moved to Long Beach over the next 18 months. Tim Copes, the company's vice president of commercial aviation fleet services, wrote in a note to employees Thursday that the business of modifying Boeing's commercial airplanes will gradually shift to the Southland. Boeing said it did not know exactly how many jobs the shift from the Seattle area would mean for Southern California yet, but it is the second big announcement this year by the company involving the facility located near Long Beach Airport.
June 1, 2013 |
After years of downsizing in Southern California, Boeing Co. said it will shift at least 300 engineering jobs on commercial aircraft to its longtime facility in Long Beach. During the next six to nine months, company employees will relocate from the Puget Sound region in Washington to the complex. The facility is next to Long Beach Airport and work done there includes assembly of the C-17 cargo jet for the Air Force. Boeing doubled down on Southern California by announcing Friday that it would establish a new engineering design center for commercial aircraft.
May 9, 2001 |
A U.S. appeals court refused to revive criminal charges against a McDonnell Douglas Corp. executive in a ruling that may damage the government's effort to prove the Boeing Co. unit illegally obtained U.S. export licenses. The court upheld a judge's decision barring prosecution of Robert Hitt for allegedly conspiring to fraudulently obtain licenses to sell machine tools to China. The 2-1 ruling said prosecutors waited too long to indict Hitt.
February 22, 2001 |
Almost to the day Donald W. Douglas flew his first plane 80 years ago, the last aircraft to carry his name will be rolled out in Long Beach, ending another chapter of Southern California's aviation history. At an elaborate ceremony today at the plant's main hangar, former McDonnell Douglas Corp. executives, engineers and factory workers will be watching as an MD-11, the last commercial aircraft built under the company name, is delivered to Lufthansa.
July 15, 2000 |
A federal judge on Friday dismissed an indictment against a McDonnell Douglas Corp. executive who was charged with conspiring to divert sophisticated manufacturing tools to the Chinese military in violation of U.S. export laws. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman in Washington ruled that the conspiracy charge against Robert Hitt, director of McDonnell Douglas' China program, based in Long Beach, was barred by the five-year statute of limitations.
December 8, 1999
Boeing Co. has sold its Long Beach-based McDonnell Douglas Technical Services subsidiary to Banc One Equity Capital. The unit provides contract engineering, technical and information technology services to U.S. companies. Terms were not disclosed. The unit was formed in 1989 as a subsidiary of McDonnell Douglas Corp., which is now owned by Seattle-based Boeing.