Boeing [NYSE:BA] has selected JAMCO Corp. to provide flight deck interiors -- including a stowage area, linings and the stowage consoles near the seats -- and the flight deck door and bulkhead assembly for the all-new 787 Dreamliner. These awards are in addition to the lavatories contract awarded earlier this year.
"Boeing has a long relationship with JAMCO. They are repeatedly winners of our top recognition awards for quality and performance," said Mike Bair, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "It's a natural for them to be a part of the 787 team."
Takashi Kawashima, president and chief executive officer of JAMCO, said, "It is our great honor to have been selected to supply elements of the interiors for this very exciting aircraft. This contract underscores JAMCO's reputation for top-level quality and integration capabilities. We are very confident in our ability to supply excellent products."
The 787 is a family of three super-efficient airplanes that will provide passengers with a better flying experience, including an improved cabin environment with more room and more conveniences. The 787-8 will carry 223 passengers in three classes of seating with a range of up to 8,500 nautical miles (15,700 kilometers). The 787-3, a model of the 787-8 optimized for shorter flights, will carry 296 passengers in two-class seating on ranges up to 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 kilometers). The 787-9, a longer version of the 787-8, will carry 259 passengers in three classes with a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,400 kilometers).
Tokyo-based JAMCO provides aircraft interior monuments and is a leader in lavatories and galleys throughout the world. JAMCO has received many recognition awards from Boeing, including Boeing Supplier of the Year in 2002. JAMCO is a three-time recipient of Boeing's President's Award, and a nine-time recipient of Boeing's Pride in Excellence Award.