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First Locally-Built Dreamliner Ready for Delivery

Boeing schedules handoff to Air India next week.

It's time for a locally-built Dreamliner to leave the nest.

We've watched two Boeing 787s from "off" take flight for No. 1 customer Air India. But the planes made at the North Charleston facility are finally ready for delivery, according to a report by Reuters.

The North Charleston-built jet, for Air India , is "ticketed" and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, which means it is ready for delivery, a Boeing official said on Wednesday.

Patch was there when Boeing rolled out the first locally-made Dreamliner earlier this year.

Greg Hambrick September 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Chalk this up for things you learn on vacation. Bumped into a North Charleston Boeing employee in the Bahamas a few weeks ago. Turned out he was a former NASA engineer who shifted to the airplane manufacturer after the shuttle program ended. Not the only one Boeing pulled from NASA.

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