First Boeing 787 made in SC flying into service

First Boeing 787 made in SC flying into service

First Boeing 787 made in SC flying into service

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 5:02 PM

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The first Boeing 787 manufactured in South Carolina is flying into service. 

The plane that was formally delivered to Air India in a ceremony last week flew out of the Charleston International Airport on Monday. 

The plane is the first assembled at the Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston that opened more than a year ago.  The plane, the 28th 787 manufactured by Boeing, made its maiden test flight over the Atlantic Ocean last spring. 

Boeing plans to produce about three planes a month at its $750 million South Carolina plant by the end of next year. The 787 is made partly from composite materials, including carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.
 

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