Air India, Boeing 787 and Charleston

Air India won’t get its 787 Dreamliner next week as expected, according to this report out of India. Boeing has pushed back the delivery by about two weeks until the second week of June. Sources told the publication the delay was due to a lag in “final certification and mandatory checks” and not because of the ongoing strike by pilots at Air India.

Air India is to take delivery not only of 787s built in Everett but also of the first Dreamliner assembled in Boeing’s South Carolina site.

Boeing hasn’t set a date yet for the maiden flight of the first 787 built in North Charleston, reports The Post and Courier. In late April, Boeing rolled out the first Dreamliner assembled in South Carolina. Last Tuesday, Boeing executives said they expected the North Charleston-built 787 to take to the skies within a week.

In the same article, the Post and Courier also reported that Air India’s 787 won’t be the first aircraft that Boeing has delivered from South Carolina. Last December, the company delivered two 737s to Turkish Airlines from Charleston. The 737s were assembled as usual in Renton but flown to Delaware for some extra work and delivered out of Charleston.

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