The value of products made in Vietnam for Boeing over the last few years was a relatively modest $200 million, Micheal Vu Nguyen, Boeing Country Director in Vietnam, said at a meeting between the Prime Minister and FIEs held several days ago.
He said that Boeing will work with major suppliers to support Vietnam’s enterprises in training, upgrading technique skills and production skills to ensure quality and services for products, to obtain international standards for the aviation sector.
Boeing has been enhancing its presence in Vietnam and paying attention to building local capability as well as cooperating with Vietnamese institutions in the fields of production, infrastructure, technical services, research and technology, training and skill development.
In August, at the Vietnam Aerospace Industry Forum, Micheal Vu Nguyen affirmed that every Boeing aircraft created has components made in Vietnam. The products Vietnam creates include airfoils and entry/exit doors.
“If Vietnam has a high-quality workforce, a reasonable investment environment and the government’s attention, it will be a market full of potential,” he said, adding that Boeing wants cooperate with schools to produce a workforce in science and technology.
“We want to work directly with Vietnam’s businesses, but businesses need to ‘learn to walk before running’. We want to support Vietnam’s businesses to walk quickly and run quickly as well,” he said.
He noted that an aircraft is created from more than 6 million components and accessories, 50 percent of which are small accessories, such as screws. In order to manufacture airplanes, Boeing has to seek accessories from many places all over the world.