Boeing plans to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at its South Carolina facility next year. The 787, is a plane used often on international routes. It will make six 787 planes per month next year. Boeing said mid-2021 was its “best estimate” for the start of the production consolidation in South Carolina. The company noted that only the North Charleston facility is set up to produce the 787-10, the largest model in the Dreamliner family.
Boeing in July said it would evaluate consolidating production lines for the widebody jets, which it currently has in both Everett, Washington, where it first started producing the planes in 2007, and North Charleston, South Carolina, a plant where the workforce isn’t unionized.
“To ensure we can be effective in a market that will be smaller in the near-term, and one that will have different demands from our customers long-term, we made a decision to consolidate 787 production in South Carolina after months of detailed and thorough study,” Stan Deal, CEO of Boeing’s commercial airplane unit, wrote in an employee memo. (Credit: CNBC)
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