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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Boeing 787 First Flight

Boeing's New 787 Dreamliner Makes First Flight on December 15th!
The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be built in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The new plane took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at 10:27 a.m. local time. After approximately three hours, it landed at 1:33 p.m. at Seattle's Boeing Field.  The flight marks the beginning of a flight test program that will see six airplanes flying nearly around the clock and around the globe, with the airplane's first delivery scheduled for fourth quarter 2010.

On November 20, 2009, Boeing held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the second final assembly site for the 787 Dreamliner program at its Boeing North Charleston facility. The facility also will have the capability to support the testing and delivery of airplanes.   This is a BIG economic benefit for South Carolina.  Congratulations to Boeing!

Fox News Article
Read Boeing Press Release
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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