Boeing in talks about building jet bodies in Japan

Two of Japan's biggest aircraft makers are in talks with Boeing over a deal to assemble passenger jet bodies in Japan.

Two of Japan's biggest aircraft makers are in talks with Boeing over a deal to assemble passenger jet bodies in Japan.

Under the deal, Mitsubishi and Kawasaki would assemble main cabin sections currently assembled in the United States.

A Kawasaki spokesman says it is uncertain when a contract would be signed, if an agreement is reached.

Mitsubishi and Kawasaki currently build body parts for Boeing's 777 and 767 jetliners.

Due to a steep fall in the number of passengers after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, the companies had been expecting a drop in orders from Boeing.

Since then, Boeing has said it will try to cut costs by outsourcing more production.

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