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First Boeing 787 made in SC flying into service

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North Charleston, SC (AP) -

The first Boeing 787 manufactured in South Carolina is flying into service.
 
The plane that was formally delivered to Air India in a ceremony last week flew out of the Charleston International Airport on Monday.
 
The plane is the first assembled at the Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston that opened more than a year ago.  The plane, the 28th 787 manufactured by Boeing, made its maiden test flight over the Atlantic Ocean last spring.
 
Boeing plans to produce about three planes a month at its $750 million South Carolina plant by the end of next year. The 787 is made partly from composite materials, including carbon fiber-reinforced plastic.

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