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8:35 am on Monday June 11, 2012

First North Charleston 787 Dreamliner takes flight (Update: New paint job)

Image by Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding.Update June 11: South Carolina’s first Dreamliner returned to the Lowcountry on Sunday night from Fort Worth, Texas, looking sharper than ever with a new paint job. I'll...
5:55 am on Wednesday May 23, 2012

First #CHS 787 Dreamliner to fly today

Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding. Update May 23: In a tweet, Boeing has announced that the 787 Dreamliner is expected to fly today. The company wrote on their @BoeingAirplanes account on Tuesday that, "1st flight of...
2:10 am on Saturday April 28, 2012

First Charleston 787 Dreamliner rolls out

Image by Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding.Update April 28: As you'd expect, the first South Carolina assembled 787 Dreamliner was publicly unveiled to much fanfare, and even some fireworks. You can see the "action"...
8:39 pm on Saturday January 21, 2012

MBREDC coordinates AvCraft expansion (Update: Horry County back in)

Courtesy photo from AvCraft Update January 22, 2012: Horry County Council received a presentation from AvCraft president, Mike Hill, last week that put their concerns at ease enough to allow the deal to move forward. With the issue resolved, MBREDC'...
3:07 am on Saturday October 29, 2011

Clemson working on virtual training for aviation industry jobs in Charleston area

Image by Clemson University The announcement of a $2.3 million National Science Foundation grant will help create the "Center for Aviation and Automotive Technology Education" using virtual and distance learning.Thanks to a $2.3 million National...
2:49 am on Tuesday June 28, 2011

Boeing's 787 making first visit to Charleston (update: here)

Image by BoeingUpdate June 28: The only thing bigger than the 787 Dreamliner (and 747 cargo companion Dreamlifter) is the copious amount of coverage of yesterday's event. My preferred comes by way of NBC News 2 who has a not-too lengthy video report...
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