Construction has begun on the 1.2-million-sq.-ft. factory Boeing is building in Charleston, S.C., as a second final assembly line for the 787. The factory is expected to open in July 2011 and see its first airplane roll out in the first quarter of 2012. The manufacturer also has plans to refurbish parts of its Everett, Wash., wide-body aircraft factory to include a surge line for the program, which means that when the South Carolina factory is ready the company will be able to produce from ...

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