Boeing’s 787 Consolidation Adds Pressure In Charleston

787 fuselage assembly in Charleston
Boeing produces significant parts of the 787 fuselage in Charleston—one factor that favored the site over Everett in Boeing’s production-consolidation study.
Credit: Sean Broderick/AW&ST
Boeing’s unprecedented decision to consolidate 787 assembly at its Charleston, South Carolina, facility raises more questions than it answers about the company’s future production strategy and its ongoing restructuring in the wake of the air transport market’s collapse. The move, triggered by the...

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