Boeing will test its new 787 Dreamliner aircraft in Myrtle Beach this week. The 787 planes went into service earlier this year. Made in Washington state, and now in South Carolina, the Dreamliners will run test flights at the Myrtle Beach International Airport Tuesday. Officials say they chose the Myrtle Beach airport because of the large runway size–as well as “instrumentation” at the airport. The North Charleston plant was the single largest industrial investment in state history.
Last week, Boeing South Carolina hit yet another milestone with the opening of its Interior Responsibility Center in Ladson, about 15 miles from the 787 Final Assembly facility. The company also reached a tentative agreement with the International Machinists Union over the lawsuit where the National Labor Relations Board claimed Boeing violated federal law. The board said Boeing should not have developed in right-to-work South Carolina because Boeing’s home in Washington state is unionized. Boeing officials say they are ready to move forward.