Boeing unveiled the newest and longest Dreamliner jet, the 787-10, at a rollout event today.
“This area here seven years ago was swampland,” Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said during the news conference today at Boeing, where the 787-10 was revealed and President Donald Trump spoke. “Today, after $2 billion worth of investment and partnership in the community, this is a modern aerospace facility building the highest-technology airplanes in the world and adding thousands and thousands of jobs over that time period. This is about manufacturing in the U.S.”
The 787-10 is produced solely in North Charleston, unlike the 787-8 and 787-9, for which production is shared between the North Charleston and Everett, Wash., sites. The 787-10 jet’s midbody is 18 feet longer than the 787-9’s, making it too large to be transported between facilities on the Dreamlifter, the company’s modified 747 jumbo jet.