Boeing on Friday started notifying locations around the country of their status in the 777X site selection process, company spokesman Doug Alder said.
“We’re appreciative of everyone who has taken part, and our teams continue to evaluate the sites that remain under consideration,” Alder said. “A final decision is expected early next year.”
Though Alder said Boeing won’t identify any of the locations, state government officials in North Carolina and Pennsylvania acknowledged Friday they are out of the running, according to local news reports.
The News & Record reports that North Carolina’s Department of Commerce Friday notified local officials than none of North Carolina’s three candidates made Boeing’s short list for a site to build the 777X.
The North Carolina sites were Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International Airport, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and the Global TransPark in Kinston, the Greensboro newpaper reported on its website.
In Pennsylvania, a spokesman for the state Department of Economic and Community Development told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the state heard Friday from Boeing it didn’t make the cut. “They were appreciative of receiving a quality and detailed proposal from Pennsylvania, particularly given the short timeframe to respond,” said spokesman Steven Kratz.
Boeing said it received 54 responses from proposed sites in 22 states after seeking offers for the 777X facility late last month.