The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, debuted recently at Boeing South Carolina.
Thousands of employees at the North Charleston site celebrated the event, along with President Donald Trump and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.
The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, will be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks. Boeing will deliver the 787-10 to airlines in 2018. The airplane has won 149 orders from nine customers across the globe.
“What’s happening here at Boeing South Carolina is a true American success story,” Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and CEO, said. "In just a few short years, our team has transformed a greenfield site into a modern aerospace production facility that is delivering 787s to airlines all over the world and supporting thousands of U.S. jobs in the process."
As an 18-foot stretch of the 787-9, the 787-10 will be the longest model of the Dreamliner family,