First 787 Built In South Carolina Takes To The Skies
The first Boeing 787 to be built at Boeing's new South Carolina factory has departed on her maiden flight today. The test flight, expected to last around 4 hours, departed after the aircraft spent 45 minutes on the ground doing various tests. This 787 will eventually be delivered to Air India.
The $750 million South Carolina facility, which caused a labour dispute with the unions, was built to help Boeing reach its goal of building 10 787's per month by the end of 2013.