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-Boeing delivers first 787 Dreamliner built in South Carolina plant.

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U.S. airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has delivered the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, South Carolina, facility to Air India.

Boeing said that the delivery continues the momentum of the 787 Dreamliner's entry into revenue service by customers globally and marks the beginning of production in South Carolina three years after breaking ground for its plan there.

Work on the Boeing South Carolina Final Assembly and Delivery Center began in November 2009. Production of the first South Carolina-built 787 began in mid-2011 and the completed airplane rolled out of the factory in April.

Boeing South Carolina fabricates, integrates and assembles the midbody and aftbody fuselage sections for all 787 Dreamliners. Completed sections are joined in South Carolina Final Assembly, or transported via the Dreamlifter to 787 Final Assembly in Everett, Wash.

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