Boeing took another visible step toward full production of the 787 Dreamliner yesterday as it set the first steel column for its 787 final assembly and delivery facility in North Charleston, S.C.
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Boeing will reveal the location of its planned second final assembly line for the 787 “over the next couple of weeks,” CEO James McNerney said today. Speaking during the company’s third-quarter earnings call, McNerney effectively narrowed the competition to Everett and Charleston, S.C., while downplaying the risk and redundancy of locating two lines that build the same product on opposite sides of the country.
Atlantic Aviation opened a new 6,000-sq-ft FBO terminal at Charleston Executive Airport in Johns Island, S.C. The new FBO terminal “incorporates the old-world features of low-country architecture and welcomes travelers with classic southern charm,” according to Atlantic Aviation. Atlantic Aviation has two FBOs in the Charleston area, at Charleston International Airport and Charleston Executive.
Mercury Air Services added a new hangar, shop space and tenant office structure last month to its FBO at Charleston International Airport, S.C. The new 23,000-sq-ft hangar bay with 28-foot-high doors can accommodate business jets as large as the Global Express. There is also a 15,000-sq-ft maintenance area and 7,000 sq ft of office and shop space.