New Boeing plane moves closer to reality, and North Charleston campus could build it

The Post & Courier
David Wren
August 3, 2017

Boeing Co. is getting more serious about the prospects of building a middle-of-the-market commercial plane, and that has some thinking the aerospace giant’s 787 North Charleston campus could contend for production of the new aircraft.

CEO Dennis Muilenburg told investors during a conference call last week that the company is making progress toward a final decision on whether to commit to the project.

“We’ve talked with more than 50 customers around the globe with a diverse set of business models and business needs,” Muilenburg said. “We continue to see a potential market there for 2,000 to 4,000 aircraft. We’re continuing to work our way through the details of what that airplane might look like … working through passenger sizing, range of the airplanes and having good, meaningful discussions with our customers.”

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