Boeing to Formally Select Consolidated Production Site for 787 Dreamliner Thursday Written 1 October 2020


Boeing 787 Dreamliner undergoing taxi tests in 2009. | Dave Sizer; Wikipedia; CC BY 2.0

The Seattle Times reports that The Boeing Company leadership will meet virtually Thursday morning “to formally make a decision on consolidating 787 Dreamliner production in a single location, according to several people with knowledge of the plans.” Boeing’s “choice of North Charleston, S.C., is all but sealed, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources, though the company declined to confirm that prior to the meeting.” Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun “made clear in July, when he announced plans to study the consolidation, that [the consolidation] would be done for the long term, not just until 787 demand rebounds to the expected level of 10-12 per month.” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said, “Boeing would be turning its back on the finest workers and the finest place in the world to build airplanes.” Inslee warned that the consolidation plan “could lead the state to take ‘a hard look at [Boeing’s] favorable tax treatment.’”
Full Story (Seattle Times)