The 100th airplane manufactured at Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina facility rolled off the plant floor recently.
The plane was a 787-8 Dreamliner that will join the fleet of American Airlines. With the addition, the airline now has 14 787s in its fleet; the 787-8 was the first plane in the fleet to be manufactured in South Carolina.
"Reaching this milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team," Beverly Wyse, VP and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, said. "As we continue to prepare for the new 787-10 and production rate increases, we're excited about what the future holds here in North Charleston."
Presently, American Airlines is waiting on 28 Dreamliners from Boeing.
"The 787 has quickly become an important part of our fleet, allowing us to fly profitably to new places like Auckland, New Zealand," Chuck Schubert, VP of network planning at American Airlines, said. "When we're trying to match the right plane to each route, the 787 is a great aircraft to have.”
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