Boeing plans some 787 test flights in S.C.

Boeing plans some 787 test flights in S.C.

Inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner assembly line in Everett.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 8:46 AM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Boeing plans to conduct some test flights of its new 787 jetliner at the Myrtle Beach International Airport next week.

The airport announced that the flights will be conducted Tuesday. The airport was selected in part because of the runway size and instrumentation at the airport.

The 787 went into service earlier this year.

The jets are being built in the Pacific Northwest as well as at a $750 million manufacturing plant in North Charleston that opened last summer. The North Charleston plant represents the single largest industrial investment in South Carolina history.
 

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