Charleston is a city with a rich history and a wonderful community. Its residents are proud to call Charleston home.
Charleston is also the site of the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The 787 is manufactured in two facilities, one of which is located in North Charleston. The Boeing Charleston Factory, located next to the Charleston International Airport, is the site of manufacturing, assembly, and delivery for Boeing commercial airplanes.
The production of this airplane is a major source of income for the community as well as a substantial sign of community pride. Many members of the community were very exited when the FAA granted permission for the airplane to fly again.
I actually flew on this plane from Denver to Houston in May, and it was exciting to fly on a plane that was likely made by members of my community.
Recently, the CEO of Boeing Co. announced that the company will “pick up the pace” to create the long-held goal of ten jets per month by the end of this year. He cited high demand and available financing for the plane for this change.
The increase in production will likely require more workers. The North Charleston factory is expected to produce three Dreamliners every four weeks by early 2014.
For more information about Boeing and its impact on South Carolina, visit the Boeing South Carolina web page.