Boeing’s first 787-10 Dreamliner moves into final assembly

The Post and Courier
David Wren
December 1, 2016

Boeing Co. moved two major fuselage sections for the first 787-10 to its North Charleston final assembly plant on Wednesday, a production milestone for the newest and largest member of the Dreamliner family.

During a ceremony for Boeing employees, the mid-body and aft cabin structures were rolled into the final assembly building. The third section of the plane, the forward fuselage, is being made at Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas.

“We celebrate the loading of (line) number 528, our first 787-10, into final assembly here,” Sekiguchi said Tuesday at Safran SA’s factory in North Charleston. Sekiguchi said the 787-10 “is particularly special to us here in South Carolina” because it will be made exclusively at Boeing’s local campus.

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