Thursday, November 12, 2009

Charleston Ground Breaking on Nov. 20th

Mike Mecham at Aviation Week posted on "Things With Wings" blog that Boeing will have the ground breaking ceremony for the Charleston final assembly line next Friday, Nov. 20th. The construction is expected to take about a year and a half and should allow Boeing to produce its first 787 by early 2012.

One interesting detail in his report is that there will be two buildings and the paint shop will be located within the building that also houses the final assembly line as oppose to Boeing Everett set up where all aircraft produced there must be towed across a bridge to the other side of a highway to the paint hangars.

The second building will house the delivery center, storage facility and probably offices.

Mike Mecham : Charleston Welcome

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