Sources Say Boeing Will Announce Shift of 787 Production to South Carolina Soon Written 22 September 2020


Boeing 787 production line. | Jetstar Airways; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

Reuters reports that The Boeing Company “is nearing a decision to shift more 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina, industry sources said, a cost-cutting strategy accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic that would deplete its iconic factory north of Seattle.” Unless there is a “last-minute U-turn, Boeing is ‘all but certain’ to move the rest of 787 production away from its traditional base to South Carolina, two people briefed on its thinking said.” The move “could be announced by late October when Boeing reports earnings, they said. Pressure for a decision is imminent as suppliers need to know what parts to make for jets in 2022.”
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