First Flight, next step scheduled for

Boeing Co. rolled out its first South Carolina-made 787 Dreamliner on April 27. It could take its maiden flight Wedensday. (Grace Beahm/

The first Boeing Dreamliner assembled in South Carolina is scheduled to fly for the first time Wednesday, according to a message posted on the aerospace company’s Twitter account Tuesday afternoon.

The historic takeoff is contingent upon “pre-flight checks, taxi test and weather,” according to the tweet.

One person close to the situation said the taxi test is scheduled for Wednesday. According to a statement from Boeing South Carolina spokeswoman Candy Eslinger, the takeoff time will be sometime after 8 a.m. Previous reports stated that takeoff would be at 8 a.m.

As of 2 p.m. today, the pioneer plane still sat next to the North Charleston campus delivery center, as it has since it rolled out of the final assembly building on April 27.

Check back with The Post and Courier for more on this developing story.