The first Lowcountry-built 787 returned home Sunday from Texas with a new paint job.
Published June 11, 2012
Boeing South Carolina’s first Dreamliner returned to the Lowcountry Sunday night from Fort Worth, Texas, with a new paint job.
The plane departed Fort Worth at 5:09 p.m. and arrived at Charleston International Airport at 8:52 p.m., according to flight tracking from FlightAware. The plane went to Fort Worth on May 30.
Boeing employees will now ready the plane for delivery to Air India. Officials expect the delivery by the end of June.
The Dreamliner made its first flight May 23, cruising over South Carolina, North Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean.
The plane took off, practiced touch-and-go landing-and-takeoffs and landed after roughly five hours of flight time. The route neared 2,000 miles total and was unusual because of how clean the 787 flew, said Randy Neville, the 787 chief model pilot.