October 5, 2012
Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner
Boeing marked a historic milestone with delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to Air India. Work on the Boeing South Carolina Final Assembly and Delivery Center began in November 2009. Production of the first South Carolina-built 787 began in mid-2011 and the completed airplane rolled out of the factory in April. Boeing South Carolina fabricates, integrates and assembles the midbody and aftbody fuselage sections for all 787 Dreamliners. Completed sections are joined in South Carolina Final Assembly, or transported via the Dreamlifter to 787 Final Assembly in Everett, Wash.