Boeing marked (05-Oct-2012) a historic milestone with delivery of the first 787 built at its North Charleston facility to Air India. The delivery "continues the momentum of the 787 Dreamliner's entry into revenue service by customers globally and marks the beginning of a new era of commercial airplane production in South Carolina," the manufacturer said. Boeing South Carolina VP Jack Jones added, "Within just three years of breaking ground, we have flown and delivered our first airplane built at Boeing South Carolina". The delivery marks the 28th 787 delivered to date and is Air India's third 787 delivery. It took delivery of two 787s in Sep-2012, both manufactured in Washington. Boeing South Carolina will increase final assembly production to three 787s per month by the end of 2013. [more - original PR]
Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787 to Air India
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