Boeing and Chinese aviation manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd will start to build a Boeing 737 completion center Zhoushan,
Zhoushan has the largest fishery in China and it is an island city,a eastern city. At the end of March, the company will make the schedule for its first delivery in 2018.This is Boeing’s first overseas facility as part of its 737 production system, and designed to deliver 100 Boeing 737 planes a year.
In the joint-venture completion center, Boeing’s 737 aircraft will be installed with flight entertainment systems and seats. The plant in Zhoushan, 287 km southeast of Shanghai, also provides services such as coating, repair and maintenance of Boeing aircraft.
To accommodate aircraft manufacturing in Zhoushan, Putuoshan Airport in the city is undergoing a 750 million yuan ($108 million) expansion to become an international airport. For supporting Boeing, Zhoushan will also develop an entire industrial chain for aircraft manufacturing, with the capacity of assembling, delivering and modifying 600 aircraft a year by 2025.
Why Boeing chose Zhoushan? I think China as one of the largest market for Boeing, every four aircraft, there is one for China. Also, Zhoushan has its port and pier, which is convenient for transportation.According to the report, the other reason is the cooperation of the Zhoushan government. The government prepared and contacted with Boeing years ago and dedicated to develop its local manufacturing industry.