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2013-12-13 12:20:36

New paint hangar and additional land purchase confirm Boeing's long-term commitment to South Carolina NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that it will begin construction in the second half of 2014 on a new paint facility on its main campus in North Charleston, S.C. The company expects to begin painting fully assembled 787 Dreamliners in South Carolina in mid-2016. The approximately 230,000 square-foot (21,368 m(2)) facility will...

2013-05-09 12:21:23

EVERETT, Wash., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out of the factory the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven airplanes per month. The airplane, which rolled out earlier this week, is the 114th 787 to be built overall and the 100th 787 to be built at the Everett, Wash., factory. Boeing's 787 program is on track to achieve a planned 10 per month rate by year-end. The production rate accounts for airplanes built at the Everett Final...

2012-11-12 12:20:34

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees last week rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner built at the new rate of five-airplanes-per-month. The airplane is the 83rd 787 to be built. "This accomplishment, doubling our production rate in one year, is the result of the combined efforts of thousands of men and women across Boeing and at our partners," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. "The entire 787 team is focused on...

2012-10-05 02:20:52

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today marked a historic milestone with delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to Air India. The delivery continues the momentum of the 787 Dreamliner's entry into revenue service by customers globally and marks the beginning of a new era of commercial airplane production in South Carolina. "Within just three years of breaking ground, we have flown and delivered our first...

2012-06-27 10:20:17

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration has added its Boeing South Carolina operations to the Boeing Commercial Airplanes production certificate, PC 700. The production certificate allows the company to produce and sell commercial airplanes. "This is a very exciting day for Boeing South Carolina, the South Carolina Interiors Responsibility Center, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes," said Jack Jones,...

2012-05-23 14:20:18

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today marked another 787 milestone as the first Dreamliner built in South Carolina completed its first flight. Piloted by Tim Berg and Randy Neville, the airplane successfully conducted a five-hour test flight. More than 5,000 Boeing South Carolina employees watched a live broadcast of the airplane as it took off from Charleston International Airport. "This is a proud moment for our Boeing South Carolina team...

2011-12-20 14:27:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that its first South Carolina-built 787 put weight on wheels for the first time on Dec. 18. "Our Boeing South Carolina team has achieved another significant milestone, putting weight on wheels," said Jack Jones, Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager. "This is a result of both great local talent and dedication and talent and knowledge assembled from across Boeing Commercial...

2011-12-01 13:38:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today celebrated the opening of its new Interiors Fabrication facility in North Charleston. The Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina team will manufacture 787 interior parts including stowbins, closets, partitions, class dividers, floor-mounted stowbins used by flight attendants, overhead rests for flight-crews and flight attendants, video control stations and attendant modules for Boeing South Carolina....

2011-11-11 17:42:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today marked the opening of its new South Carolina Delivery Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony in North Charleston. Elected officials and representatives from community and business groups, suppliers and subcontractors joined more than 500 Boeing employees to commemorate the occasion. In honor of Veterans Day, Boeing South Carolina paid tribute to veteran teammates by selecting men and women who served in the armed...

2011-11-03 07:27:00

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) South Carolina 787 fabrication and assembly facility ranks 14th on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Fortune 500 list of the largest renewable power purchasers in its Green Power Partnership, according to the agency's most recent ranking released Oct. 24. The North Charleston, S.C., site ranks 33rd overall among green energy consumers, including local, state and federal governments, and a growing...