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.