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Boeing to manufacture certain 787 interior parts in Charleston, SC

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Boeing is now using two Fairchild Dornier 328-300s (328JETs) (N411FJ and N419FJ) of FlightWorks as corporate transports. 328-300 N411FJ (msn 3166) taxies at Seattle (King County-Boeing Field).

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) announced today (May 3) that it has chosen South Carolina as the location for fabrication and assembly of airplane interior parts to supply the 787 Dreamliner final assembly and delivery site currently under construction in North Charleston, SC. The company is reviewing potential sites for the new airplane interiors facility and anticipates making a final decision by midsummer.

The new facility, Boeing Fabrication Interiors South Carolina, will be located near the North Charleston final assembly and delivery site. As many as 150 employees will work at the new interiors facility, which will serve as an extension of the existing Interiors Responsibility Center in Everett, WA., leveraging the opportunities of a single, integrated production system. This decision is part of Boeing’s plan announced in 2009 to provide an independent sourcing stream for 787 final assembly and delivery in South Carolina. The close proximity of this new facility to Boeing’s Charleston site will help improve the efficiency of the final assembly and delivery process in South Carolina.

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Altra Air to start flights from Naples on Nov. 1

Altra Air (www.flyaltra.com) (division of Aviation Management Services-AMS) (Atlanta and Naples) will commence scheduled flights between Naples, FL (APF) and both Miami and Atlanta on November 1, 2009. Flights will be operated by 30-seat Fairchild Dornier 328-310s (328JET) Vision Airlines (formerly Vision Air) (North Las Vegas)