Flight tests of the first Boeing 787 built at the manufacturer’s Charleston, S.C., facility began on May 23, completing the airframer’s goal of establishing dual assembly lines for the new widebody. The aircraft is the 46th 787 to be built and the first Boeing jet to be completed away from either the Puget Sound, Wash., area, or the heritage McDonnell Douglas manufacturing sites in Southern California. Following flight tests and subsequent completion in Amarillo, Texas, the aircraft is ...


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