The first steel column for Boeing’s Charleston, S.C., 787 final assembly line has been erected on a construction site next door to where the company makes and assembles composite fuselage sections for the new jet. The 1.2 million-sq.-ft. building is expected to open in July 2011. The first production aircraft is to roll out in the first quarter 2012. Boeing says 90% of the plant’s contract dollars are going to South Carolina companies. Boeing also plans to refurbish parts of its ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "Construction Begins On 787 South Carolina Assembly Line".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.