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  • First Charleston-built Boeing 787 takes flight


    Boeing's first South Carolina-built 787, production airplane 46, has departed the Charleston international airport on its first post-production verification...


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  • Boeing hails Charleston 787 first flight


    Boeing says its first South Carolina-built 787-8 performed "exactly as we expected" during its 5h initial flight on 23...


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  • Boeing hails Charleston 787 first flight

    News | 24 May 2012 20:35 | John Croft

    Boeing says its first South Carolina-built 787-8 performed "exactly as we expected" during its 5h initial flight on 23 May, nearly four weeks after the aircraft...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-hails-Charleston-787-first-flight-372306/
  • First Charleston-built Boeing 787 takes flight

    News | 23 May 2012 16:07 | John Croft

    Boeing's first South Carolina-built 787, production airplane 46, has departed the Charleston international airport on its first post-production verification...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/First-Charleston-built-Boeing-787-takes-flight-372248/
  • Broken Mould

    News | 25 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>Boeing has produced an all-composite, one-piece fuselage barrel section for its new 7E7. Is this the way ahead for aircraft construction?</p> <p>There was no curtain raising, no dry ice, rock music or laser show. There was simply a large fuselage barrel sitting on its mobile tool fixture in a corner of Boeing's enormous Developmental Center, the site originally built to house its long-abandoned 2707 supersonic transport project.</p> <p>This was early January, and the first time the world had seen any tangible part of the 7E7, Boeing's Dreamliner, and it was displayed to prove that the new-technology twinjet is anything but a dream. The representative Section 47, an aft fuselage barrel, is the first, all-composite one-piece development and test article and will be followed by at least five other similar large-scale test sections. The results are crucial to the 7E7's success as composites account for more than 50% of the new airliner by weight and are a fundamental &quot;game changihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Broken-Mould-193024/
  • Vought and Alenia join up to meld fuselage sections

    News | 14 Dec 2004 00:00

    <p>Vought, which has formed a joint venture with Alenia called Global Aeronautica to handle 7E7 fuselage assembly in Charleston, South Carolina, is optimistic of finalising a definitive contract by the end of December. Vought will produce aft fuselage sections 47 and 48 in a new purpose-built 7E7 site to be co-located with the Global Aeronautic integration site at Charleston International Airport. Work on the two new sites is set to start in early 2005, with the first fuselage to be transported by the converted Boeing 747LCF (large cargo freighter) in early 2007. </p> <p>The Vought sections will be joined at the Charleston site to the Alenia-built centre fuselage sections 44 and 46, with all major shipments to and from the integration site made using the LCF.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vought-and-Alenia-join-up-to-meld-fuselage-sections-191285/
  • FBO launch

    News | 23 Dec 1998 11:40

    <p>Mercury Air Group has opened a fixed base operation at Charleston International Airport, South Carolina, with two hangars large enough to accommodate the Gulfstream V and ramp space for a Boeing 727-sized aircraft. </p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FBO-launch-46426/
  • Mercury expands FBOs

    News | 27 Aug 1997 12:34

    <p>Mercury Air Group has acquired Stevens Aviation's Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, fixed-base operation (FBO) for $4.2 million. The Los Angeles-based company now operates 13 USFBOs, with a fourteenth due to open in April 1998 at Charleston International Airport, South Carolina. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mercury-expands-FBOs-14969/