First Boeing 787 made in S.C. delivered to Air India

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Air India has taken delivery of the first 787 assembled at Boeing’s new South Carolina assembly plant.

The airline took delivery at the North Charleston plant Friday. The jet is expected to fly out of the Charleston International Airport on Saturday.

Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager Jack Jones says it’s a tribute to company workers, customers, suppliers and the state that the first plane was delivered within three years of breaking ground on the plant. The $750 million assembly plant opened last year.

The plane is the 28th 787 that Boeing has delivered to customers.

The company said Friday it plans to be producing three 787s a month at the South Carolina plant by the end of next year.

More in Herald Business Journal

Boeing CEO Muilenburg’s total compensation rose to $18.5M

That’s up from just over $15 million a year earlier. It includes the value of stock awards in 2017.

Mother-in-law homes popular after cities ease restrictions

Lynnwood and Everett are seeing a spurt of growth after changing city codes to allow for this development.

Rising household debt casts shade on sunny economy

Real estate and the stock market are vulnerable to bubbles, while debt requires monthly payments.

Facebook data whistleblower: ‘Fake news to the next level’

Cambridge Analytica used created an information cocoon to change their perceptions, he says.

3 must-try doughnuts when Top Pot opens in Edmonds

After two years of work, the popular Seattle chain is opening its second Snohomish County location.

Boeing’s newest 737 Max makes first flight over Seattle

Prospects for the new aircraft — the Max 7 — are hazy, as low-cost carriers migrated to larger models.

Boeing’s an early casualty as investors dig in for trade war

The company’s share price is headed toward its biggest weekly slump in more than two years.

Superstore chain Fred Meyer to stop selling guns, ammunition

Guns have been sold at nearly 45 of more than 130 stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska.

Facebook bans Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica

The company allegedly held onto improperly obtained user data after claiming to have deleted it.

Most Read