First S.C.-built Dreamliner to be delivered Friday

The first 787 built in the Lowcountry was debuted in April this year. Boeing plans to deliver the plane to Air India Friday. (Photo/File)
The first 787 built in the Lowcountry was debuted in April this year. (Photo/File)

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Published Oct. 4, 2012

Boeing South Carolina plans to hand over the keys to the first 787 Dreamliner built in the Lowcountry Friday morning.

The jet, which was first unveiled during a ceremony in April, will be delivered to Air India, a Boeing Co. representative said today.

Jack Jones, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, gave the update on the 787 program in North Charleston during a trade conference last month. Jones said the North Charleston delivery center has already delivered two Dreamliners to Air India, but workers in Puget Sound built both of those planes. This is the first plane built in North Charleston at the company’s only other final-assembly plant site.

The signing of documents finalizing the sale of the jet will take place at the 58,000-square-foot Boeing Delivery Center, which opened in 2011. The center includes three floors with the second floor holding two passenger boarding bridges to provide direct access for customers to their new jet.

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