Boeing inaugurates South Carolina 787 interiors facility

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Boeing has officially opened its North Charleston, South Carolina interiors fabrication facility, which will supply directly to the company's new nearby 787 final assembly line.

The 27,871m2 (300,000ft2) Interiors Responsibility Centre fabricates stowbins, closets, partitions, class dividers, floor-mounted stowbins used by flight attendants, overhead rests for flight crews and flight attendants, video control stations and attendant modules.

The facility will deliver its first interior shipset to the Boeing South Carolina 787 final assembly line in 2012, ahead of the planned first Charleston delivery of Airplane 46, currently assigned to Air India, in June.

Boeing South Carolina will eventually accelerate 787 production to three aircraft per month, part of Boeing's goal of increasing 787 output to 10 per month by the end of 2013.