The Boeing Co. began what it calls incorporation work on the 787 Monday — fixing some of the early versions to ensure they meet certification standards.
The company said the work will be done by a company team which specializes in modification work in San Antonio, Texas.
l start with airplane 23, which flew from Everett Friday on a ferry flight. Two more will follow.
The company also plans to work on three of the six 787 test planes in San Antonio after their flight tests are over.
“The 787 team is thrilled to have the expertise and enthusiasm of the San Antonio team focused on getting these airplanes ready for delivery to our customers,” Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, said in a statement.
The company said some of the work will include installing electronic and mechanical equipment, completing software upgrades, testing functional systems, and removing and reworking wiring or equipment that needs to be updated.
Approximately 450 employees will be hired on a temporary basis to join with 1,700 experienced workers at the site to complete the work.