Boeing Ramp-Downs Highlight Latest Airframe Manufacturer Adjustments

Boeing 787 assembly line
The cut in monthly 787 production to seven per month by 2022, a 30% reduction from today’s rate, will prompt Boeing to consider consolidating the program’s final assembly lines at one location. Currently, they are produced in Everett and Charleston (pictured). Charleston is the only facility producing all three 787 variants.
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