On Monday, Boeing touted its last big step along the way: the opening of the Everett, Wash., final-assembly facility for the 787. The plane is being assembled there from large composite structures from various worldwide partners, rather than many smaller components. The nose--section 41--was built by Spirit AeroSystems of Wichita, Kan. The first 787 will take weeks to complete; eventually, Boeing expects to churn out a new plane every three days.
May 26, 2007 6:00 AM PDT
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