Second Site Begins 787-9 Assembly

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 at its North Charleston, South Carolina facility.

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 at its North Charleston, South Carolina facility.

The OEM confirmed that workers began joining large sections of the 787-9’s fuselage on Saturday (November 22).

North Charleston is the second facility to assemble the 787-9, with the OEM’s Everett, Washington plant having started 787-9 production in May 2013.

United Airlines is scheduled to take delivery of the South Carolina facility’s first 787-9, but Boeing has yet to confirm a delivery date.

The 787-10 aircraft will also be assembled in South Carolina from 2017.

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