AirInsight surveyed professionals about the most likely final assembly locations for a new aircraft. “What is interesting is the perception that Charleston is growing stronger as a potential site,” an analyst said.
A large number of Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliners are still sitting in inventory as the company goes through a monthslong inspection process for manufacturing flaws, but orders and deliveries for other jet programs have continued.
The transition comes during a tumultuous time for the 787, one that goes beyond the pandemic. Quality issues are being reviewed, planes are being inspected and not a single 787 has been delivered since October.
Boeing Co. is outsourcing about a tenth of its information technology work to Dell in a move that will affect about 600 jobs, some of which could be in South Carolina.
At its reduced headcount, Boeing has been knocked out of the top spot as the largest private employer in Charleston County. Roper St. Francis Healthcare, which had been No. 2, is now the largest.
Quality problems with the 787 Dreamliner that Boeing Co. assembles in North Charleston dragged down revenues in the fourth quarter, which ended with an $8.4 billion loss.
The planemaker — one of South Carolina’s marquee manufacturers — has resolved some major issues stemming from its crippling 737 Max crisis since its last earnings report. The company's next quarterly update will be released this week.
Lengthy fuselage inspections held back some 787 Dreamliner deliveries. Another culprit was the abrupt drop in demand for new commercial airplanes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A prosecutor said employees of the planemaker provided "misleading statements, half-truths and omissions" and "impeded the government’s ability to ensure the safety of the flying public.”
The move follows a similar decision by Alaska Airlines and is likely to be copied by other carriers.
American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane's first commercial flight in U.S. skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes.
The struggling aerospace industry is forcing a Charleston company to close a Pennsylvania plant early in the new year unless it can line up a buyer in short order.
The consolidation of the Dreamliner program in North Charleston will now start in March.
Undelivered 787 jets at Boeing's plants in North Charleston and on the West Coast are being inspected for production defects, and the process is delaying deliveries of the aircraft.
Boeing Co. delivered none of the 787 Dreamliner jets it builds in South Carolina last month. The delays that caused the delivery drought are expected to impact December's total, too.
A look at how COVID-19 has affected some of the Palmetto State's key business sectors.
Boeing Co. is lowering the production rate for the 787 Dreamliner jet it builds in North Charleston again as international air travels continues to suffer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing's 737 Max for commercial flights.
Boeing, which builds its 787 Dreamliner jet in North Charleston, says veterans make up more than a fifth of its workforce in South Carolina.
Production flaws with the 787 Dreamliner program and business impacts from COVID-19 continued to drag down Boeing Co.'s delivery numbers in October.
Boeing has been a large part of aerospace job growth in South Carolina over the last decade, but jobs are being generated independent of the planemaker, too.
The pandemic weighed heavily on Boeing Co.'s finances for another quarter, and thousands of additional job cuts are coming as the business resizes itself to fit a reduced market for air travel.
Boeing Co. is considering relocating its commercial airplane division headquarters within Washington state in an effort to reduce costs during the coronavirus pandemic.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Before long, American Airlines might find out how many travelers are reluctant to fly on the Boeing 737 Max.
A total of 11 deliveries were logged last month — less than half the number from the same period last year — and seven of them were the 787 jet built in South Carolina and Washington state.
Boeing Co. is lowering its expectations around demand for new jetliners over the next decade as the coronavirus pandemic continues to undercut air travel.
While this move to consolidate all 787 Dreamliner assembly in South Carolina will take months to plan, it's been years in the making.
After a couple months of speculation about the move, Boeing Co. confirmed Thursday it will consolidate production of its 787 Dreamliner jet in South Carolina, marking a major shift for the company.
The planemaker pays the Charleston County Aviation Authority $1 a year to lease the 214 acres that house its Dreamliner manufacturing campus.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration began a test flight of Boeing's revamped 737 Max jetliner on Wednesday as his agency considers whether to allow the plane to return to flight after two deadly crashes.
An announcement that Boeing Co. will consolidate 787 Dreamliner assembly in South Carolina is imminent, the Wall Street Journal reports, and could be made as soon as this week.
SKF says it's embarking on a $62 million investment plan designed to strengthen its competitiveness in the North American market.
Boeing is expected to make a decision soon on whether or not it will shift 787 production to one site. Union leaders and local officials in Everett, Wash., have been worried about their plant, but the same level of angst and anxiety hasn't been playing out in South Carolina.
While the newly-released report focuses on the 737 Max jet that was grounded after two deadly crashes, it also addresses how safety concerns go beyond the Max program.
The company confirmed Tuesday that it identified another production issue with the 787 that could cause delays, this time involving a part that's made in Salt Lake City.
A hearing investigating claims that Boeing South Carolina unlawfully fired workers because of their support for a union bid got underway this week. Because of the ongoing pandemic, all proceedings will be held over Zoom.
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CEO Dave Calhoun said in a memo late last week that the company intends to increase the representation rate of Black Boeing employees in the U.S. by 20 percent.
A 787-10 jet was chosen for the 2020 program, marking the first time a South Carolina-made plane was used as the ecoDemonstrator.
So far, eight 787 jets have been immediately pulled from service due to two "distinct manufacturing issues" with the aft-body sections that are fabricated and joined in South Carolina.
In a memo sent to employees Monday, CEO David Calhoun said the company will be reducing its workforce beyond their initial target of 10 percent.
Just four planes were delivered company-wide in July. Two of them were 787 Dreamliners.
Pressure was coming from some of the most senior managers at the plant, according to letters sent this week detailing violations of an FAA oversight program.
Aviation regulators say managers at Boeing's South Carolina plant pressured safety representatives and interfered with their work.
DALLAS — Federal regulators have outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the wo…
Production of the Dreamliner could be shifted to one plant instead of the current model which splits it between factories in Everett, Wash. and North Charleston.
Federal safety regulators are moving closer to letting the grounded Boeing 737 Max fly again with changes that planemaker made to the jet after two deadly crashes.
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The planemaker continued to rack up cancellations and attracted just one new order last month. Boeing has now lost 784 net orders this year.
SEATTLE — A Boeing 737 Max took off from a Seattle airport on Monday, the start of three days of re-certification test flights that mark a step toward returning the troubled aircraft to passen…