A Georgia Tech spokeswoman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Boeing has deep ties with Georgia Tech, including partnerships with engineering students. And the state boasts about 500 aerospace-related companies, including a Lockheed Martin manufacturing center in Marietta, and business jet giant Gulfstream employs more than 10,000 people between its headquarters in Savannah and in Brunswick.
In late 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal pitched the firm to build its next-generation 777X jetliner as the company was locked in a fight with its machinists union. Deal said at the time he was “very encouraged” but Washington State ended up getting the plant.