Boeing will hold a symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony on June 10 in North Charleston, S.C., for the second final assembly line for the 787. The company expects to begin first production work in July. The new plant is the size of 12 football fields and will use a U-shaped assembly line, a slight variation on the main line in Everett, Wash. The cost has not been released but Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney has referred to the company’s “billion dollar investment.”


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