First Boeing 787 Made In SC Flying Into Service

The first Boeing 787 manufactured in South Carolina is flying into service. The plane that was formally delivered to Air India in a ceremony last week flew out of the Charleston International Airport on Monday. The plane is the first assembled at the Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston that opened more than a year ago.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The first Boeing 787 manufactured in South Carolina is flying into service.

The plane that was formally delivered to Air India in a ceremony last week flew out of the Charleston International Airport on Monday.

The plane is the first assembled at the Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston that opened more than a year ago. The plane, the 28th 787 manufactured by Boeing, made its maiden test flight over the Atlantic Ocean last spring.

Boeing plans to produce about three planes a month at its $750 million South Carolina plant by the end of next year. The 787 is made partly from composite materials, including carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.

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