South Carolina’s Horry County Department of Airports (HCDA) today begins rehabilitation of Runway 18/36 at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The department offered guidance for airport users last week on what to expect during the work, which is scheduled to continue through next spring. The airport operator said the goal is to keep the airport’s single runway operational as much as possible during peak operating hours, while it realizes delays and diversions will become necessary when the runway does become unusable.
Final assembly of the Boeing 787-10, the newest and longest member of the Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C., the manufacturer announced today.
Senior Aerospace AMT of Columbia, South Carolina, manufacturer of structural parts for commercial aircraft OEMs, announced on the eve of the Farnborough Airshow establishing a satellite operation in the Charleston, South Carolina area to serve Boeing South Carolina, which manufactures portions of the 787 Dreamliner.
Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina 787 factory has experienced a higher number of behind-schedule jobs involving the airplane’s mid-body section than originally anticipated, requiring it to apply “additional resources” to help flow times progress to a satisfactory level, Boeing CFO Greg Smith acknowledged during a conference call the company held Wednesday to discuss its fourth-quarter earnings.
Boeing has left little doubt that it harbors bigger plans for its new plant in Charleston, South Carolina, where by the end of this year it expects to deliver three Dreamliners a month.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh argued for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank April 27 during a brief speech celebrating the rollout of the first 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s new final assembly facility in North Charleston, S.C.
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) opened its third offsite Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic school campus earlier this month in Myrtle Beach, S.C., following receipt of FAA certification on January 4. Classes began at the Myrtle Beach facility on Monday. Five years ago, PIA opened a campus in Youngstown, Ohio, and added another facility in Hagerstown, Md., last April. “It’s an exciting time for us,” said Gary Hoyle, director of campus operations. “I’ve been at Pittsburgh Institute for 38 years, and this is the first time we’ve ever done something like this.
South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, and Lindsey Graham, one of the state’s two U.S. senators, have made the trip to Farnborough to help the South Carolina Department of Commerce (in the U.S. Pavilion, Hall 3 Stand B3) and local economic developers attract more aerospace investment to their sunny, southern state.
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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