Boeing Hires 100s Of Engineers Amid 777X & 737 MAX Push – Simple Flying

Boeing ramps up its hiring of staff as it seeks to meet upcoming aircraft certification deadlines.
Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is leading a large-scale recruitment drive for engineers as it seeks to complete the certification processes for several of its upcoming aircraft and meet increased customer demand.
The Arlington, VA-based organization is hiring hundreds of new engineers as it works with the Federal Aviation Administration to certify its upcoming Boeing 777X aircraft, alongside the Boeing 737 MAX 10 and MAX 7, the longest and shortest variants of the model, respectively.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Senior Vice President Mike Fleming, who oversees the certification process for airplanes in development, confirmed that Boeing was hiring hundreds of engineers to support certification of the 737-10 and other models last Wednesday at a media briefing in Everett, Washington.
A spokesperson for Boeing provided the following comment when reached by Simple Flying for comment.
"As our industry recovers from the pandemic, Boeing is actively hiring experienced and early-career engineers to fill a variety of roles including in mechanical, production, software, systems and other engineering disciplines. Engineering jobs at Boeing offer competitive pay and benefits."
​"Our engineers have the opportunity to build meaningful and lasting careers working across Boeing's diverse portfolio of commercial, defense and space products and services."
The US planemaker has recently been facing delays with several of its vital aircraft. A significant factor for Boeing, and the industry in general, has been a labor shortage. The company lost a substantial percentage of its seasoned and experienced employees over the last two years and is seeking to fill that gap as it aims to ramp up production to meet the unprecedented demand for aircraft.
The company actively recruits across the country and ranks above Amazon as the top recruiter in Washington State based on job postings. On the opposite side of the nation, Boeing is also investing heavily in its new headquarters outside Washington DC, where it is working with the Commonwealth (State) of Virginia and Virginia Tech to establish The Boeing Center for Veteran Transition & Military Families.
The center will be built at Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus in nearby Alexandria, where Boeing invested $50 million earlier this year. The funds will go to provide student scholarships, recruit world-class faculty and researchers, and fund STEM pathway programs for underserved K-12 students looking to pursue a college degree and enter high-tech career sectors.
Boeing recently also announced a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), a new $8 million, multi-year partnership to support the development of future technical talent at Historically Black Colleges and Universities through 2026. The partnership follows an initial $6 million investment by the aerospace giant in 2016. It will include a new fast-track hiring program for open positions at Boeing locations close to partner universities.
Boeing announced earlier this year that the company is looking to hire over 7,000 engineers worldwide, up from 4,800 in 2021.
Boeing emphasized last month that it was doing everything possible to complete the certification of the MAX 7 and MAX 10 and ensure their respective first deliveries this year and next. The Boeing 737 MAX 7 will be the family's smallest member and have the most extended range at 3,850 NM (7,130 km). Boeing estimates that the average MAX 7 will seat anywhere between 138 to 153 passengers, depending on carrier configuration.
On the other hand, the 737-10 will be the largest airplane in the 737 MAX family. It is approximately halfway through the certification process, which may stretch into next year. The aircraft will offer airlines additional capacity, greater fuel efficiency, and seat up to 230 passengers, giving it the best per-seat economics of any single-aisle airplane.
The incoming hires will also work towards completing certification for the upcoming Boeing 777X program, which might drag into 2025. The Boeing 777X currently has quite a few orders on the books for both freighter and passenger varieties, according to the latest report from Boeing. Leading orders include Emirates, which will receive 115 of the type, while 74 are on order for Qatar Airways.
Singapore Airlines is also still in discussions with Boeing regarding certification delays. The Star Alliance carrier has 31 of the type on order and expects the model to become its new flagship aircraft, replacing the current Boeing 777-300ERs.
Source: MyNorthwest
Journalist – Jonathan served as an International Air Cadet Exchange Ambassador to Canada, and was stationed at RAF Lakenheath as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S Air Force. With a passion for discovering new destinations, he has visited over 70 countries from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe. Jonathan holds honors degrees in both Nursing and European Studies. Based in Essex, England
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