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Boeing delivers the first South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner to Air India

Boeing (Chicago) yesterday (October 5) marked a historic milestone with delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, South Carolina, facility to Air India (Mumbai).

According to Boeing, “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.”

Work on the Boeing South Carolina Final Assembly and Delivery Center began in November 2009. Production of the first South Carolina-built 787 began in mid-2011 and the completed airplane rolled out of the factory in April.

Boeing South Carolina fabricates, integrates and assembles the midbody and aftbody fuselage sections for all 787 Dreamliners. Completed sections are joined in South Carolina Final Assembly, or transported via the Dreamlifter to 787 Final Assembly in Everett, Washington.

This delivery marks the 28th 787 Dreamliner delivered to date. Boeing South Carolina will increase final assembly production to three 787s per month by the end of 2013.

Air India is introducing the Dreamliner on the Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Bangalore and Delhi-Kolkata domestic routes before its international debut.

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2 responses

  1. Hello what is going on with FLY JAMAICA? Are they coming on board this month or what i needs to know so i can book my flightto Jamaica December

    1. I do not know Cathy. As far as I can determine they have not yet started operations despite having received their AOC to operate.

      Bruce

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