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Some Boeing 787 parts made in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The first Boeing 787 was delivered to an airline in Japan today, and one of the parts in that plane is made in Yakima. The GE Aviation facility on Washington Avenue created the equipment that controls the deployment of landing gear.

260 people already work there, and with 800 more planes on order, that means even more jobs. They're currently looking to fill 27 local positions.

"So, we're in a hiring mode as a business right now this platform, 787, is an exciting program. As it ramps up to production we'll be hiring more people again," says GE Aviation Yakima Manager Simon Prior.

Prior says they'll make the parts all the way through the 787's production. He hopes this project leads to other projects. If it does, he says they'll probably end up hiring even more people.