5 OCTOBER 2020
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Boeing is to consolidate its 787 Dreamliner production at Charleston South Carolina in mid-2021.
The company says that with one site it will enable it to improve operational efficiency as it adapts to market downturn and positions for recovery and long-term growth post Covid-19.
“While Boeing's versatile 787 family has outperformed other widebody airplanes during the challenging market downturn, its production system has been adjusted to accommodate the current difficult market environment while positioning the 787 family to ramp up production as air travel increases,” said Stan Deal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The company began assembling 787-8 and 787-9 at its Everett site in 2007, and brought the North Charleston facility on line as a second final assembly line in 2010 with the larger 787-10 model.
The move will leave MAX production at Renton and 747, 767 and 777 assembly at Everett.