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Gov. Gregoire’s statement on 787 certification

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2011

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement commending Boeing on receiving certification of the 787 Dreamliner:

“I congratulate Boeing and its workforce on reaching this incredible milestone. Certification of the 787 Dreamliner begins a new chapter in the company’s long history that will include one of the most innovative and fuel-efficient airplanes in the world. I look forward to Boeing completing its first delivery of the Dreamliner next month to Nippon Airways.

“This achievement is more evidence that Washington state is, and will remain the global center for aerospace. Home to more than 650 aerospace supply companies and 84,000 highly-trained aerospace workers – Washington state is at the forefront of aerospace production and innovation. I’m committed to doing everything I can to ensure it stays that way, and growing this important industry in our state.”