Sunday, February 18, 2018

North Charleston's 787-10 Dreamliner clears another hurdle

Boeing Company marked another milestone on its way to delivery of the aerospace giant's first 787-10 Dreamliner, with receipt last week of a production certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The certificate authorizes Boeing to produce the "Dash 10." The newest and largest Dreamliner, which is built exclusively at the company's North Charleston campus, received certification for use in commercial flights last month.

The production certificate demonstrates that Boeing has the approved facilities, processes, tools, quality management system and team in place to build the 787-10, the largest member of the Dreamliner family.

The first 787-10 will be delivered to Singapore Airlines next month. The airplane can fly up to 330 passengers in a typical two-class configuration and has a range of 6,430 nautical miles.

To date, Boeing has 171 orders for the 787-10 from nine customers worldwide. The North Charleston campus also assembles the 787-8 and 787-9 models, along with a sister plant in Everett, Washington.

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