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Boeing To Build Longer Dreamliners In South Carolina

EXTENDED “MACK DADDY PLANES” WILL BE MANUFACTURED IN NORTH CHARLESTON Aircraft manufacturer Boeing will build its extended Dreamliner – the 787-10 – at its troubled non-union factory in South Carolina, the company announced this week. How come? According to company officials, the extended mid-fuselages of the 787-10s – which are…

EXTENDED “MACK DADDY PLANES” WILL BE MANUFACTURED IN NORTH CHARLESTON

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing will build its extended Dreamliner – the 787-10 – at its troubled non-union factory in South Carolina, the company announced this week.

How come? According to company officials, the extended mid-fuselages of the 787-10s – which are ten feet longer than the mid-fuselages of the 787-9 – don’t fit on the “Dreamlifter” transport planes used by Boeing to ship the massive sections to its main manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington.

Previously, South Carolina lost out on new Boeing jets – including the 737 MAX and the 777X – due to labor issues and questions about the quality of the workforce in the Palmetto State.  FITS was one of the first news outlets to expose these problems, which were referenced in The Wall Street Journal  story about the 787-10 – and which have previously been confirmed by multiple mainstream media outlets across the country.

“The site has struggled to increase output and deliver fully completed sections to the company’s final assembly sites,” the Journal reported.

For our latest report on issues inside the Boeing South Carolina facility, CLICK HERE.

Boeing’s extended Dreamliners can carry up to 330 passengers in a standard three-class configuration, compared to 210 for a 787-8 Dreamliner.

Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C. facility has received more than $1 billion in taxpayer largesse from the state – including money borrowed to subsidize infrastructure enhancements.  Obviously that doesn’t include the money the company gets thanks to crony capitalist deals at the federal level – including the controversial U.S. Export-Import Bank (a.k.a. “Boeing’s Bank“).

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has been Boeing’s biggest cheerleader, referring to the “Mack Daddy Planes” manufactured in North Charleston.

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13 comments

Manufacturing 101 July 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Boeing could have made the Dreamliners longer much more easily by simply inviting our Guvna over to slide her hands up and down the fuselage while licking the nose of it at the same time.

You need experts for expert work.

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Will Folks aka Sic July 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

That is just TOO good.

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Mack Daddy August 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

Would the nosecone pop when this was done and damage the plane?

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GrandTango July 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm

So where does this leave FITS and the constant reports of failure, and bad reputation???…LMAO….

Beep! Beep!…Hahahahahaha…

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Will Folks aka Sic July 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

You forgot to link to your troll site, bro. You’re slipping.

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GrandTango July 31, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Stay tuned.

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shifty henry July 31, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Stay tuned — for what, GT? ‘Kids Say The Darnd’st Things’ has been off the air for years.

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willblogformoney July 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

You forgot to eat crow douche bag.

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Will Folks aka Sic August 1, 2014 at 8:18 am

Eat Crow? South Carolina’s site is leverage, that’s all. A billion dollars worth of taxpayer-funded leverage. And that’s all it ever will be. Eat Crow? Please.

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Torch July 31, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I’ll check my flight to make sure it isn’t a 787-10.

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Jackie Chiles July 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Bu…but…..SC is full of stupid people who do everything wrong. How can this be?

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Bible Thumper July 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Previously, South Carolina lost out on new Boeing jets – including the 737 MAX and the 777X – due to labor issues and questions about the quality of the workforce in the Palmetto State.
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The labor (union) issues were in Washington.
“The deal, announced by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Tuesday, includes shifting new hires from defined-benefit pensions to a defined-contribution retirement savings plan…. In return, Boeing would assemble the 777X at the current Everett plant, and build the carbon fiber wings nearby.”
The 737 MAX decision was do to union issues and case before the NLRB. This was in 2011, before any so called quality of workforce issue at N. Charleston.

http://m.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2013/11/05/tentative-boeing-deal-to-be-announced.html?page=all&r=full

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Ralph Hightower August 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

The better for Will to boink Governot Haley in that Mack Daddy plane! The Mile High Club?

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