Boeing S.C. unveils 787-10 Dreamliner

Charleston Regional Business Journal
Liz Segrist
February 17, 2017

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.

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