Boeing Breaks Ground on Second 787 Assembly Line


Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, addresses employees at the groundbreaking ceremony at Boeing Charleston.


An artist rendering of the second assembly line for the 787 program in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Comments (6)

Brian (Huntsville, AL):

Those airplanes look an awful lot like 767-400s...

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

Politicians are sure not bashful about taking the credit for"reelection" but congratulations to the Charleston, South Carolina area where jobs and careers will be made.

James Baloun (Palo Alto, California):

Boeing’s decision to locate an assembly line in Charleston, South Carolina will be good for Boeing, Boeing products, and the local community. I just watched an excellent documentary called “With all deliberate speed” which describes how education has changed over the past 70 to 80 years.

This reminded me that, like all good corporate citizens, Boeing supports the local community with programs such as Boeing’s Global Corporate Citizenship.

Boeing’s investment in a Charleston factory will have benefits that will spread out way beyond the jet-blast fence. Here’s to Boeing inspiring a community to grow stronger and more prosperous, and future generations of students to study math and science.

David (Mizoram, Asia.):

Great, but you failed to inform us how much 787 will the SC plant be able to produce in a month. From some other source, I head that the number for it will be 10 per month. Is it true?



We've announced a plan to get to 10 airplanes per month by 2013. Our baseline plan is to ramp up to 3 Dreamliners per month at Charleston and 7 Dreamliners per month in Everett.

-- Randy Tinseth

James Robinson (Long Beach):

I agree the aircraft in that rendering do look an awful lot like 767's. C'mon, this is Boeing, use a picture of the correct aircraft type.

Mark Webb (Arlington, WA):

Great place for questions,

The 7 planes per month at Everett, is that from both lines in Everett?

How long will it take, and how many planes will Boeing SC be required to build to get their production cert?

How did Boeing factor the FAA cert into their SC plans? Isn't that a main reason Boeing hasn't moved sooner?

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