Gov. Inslee misses the point in his pique over Boeing 787 production decision

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Oct. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: The contrast in tones couldn’t be sharper. With the announcement last Thursday by Boeing it will consolidate 787 production from Everett into Charleston, local political leaders were disappointed… Read More

Boeing needs to show respect for taxpayers, Gov. Inslee says

By Scott Hamilton Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reacted today to Boeing’s decision to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC) with a threat. “Boeing’s decision to take the 787 to South Carolina necessitates… Read More

It’s official: Boeing to consolidate 787 production in Charleston in 2021

Oct. 1, 2020, (c) Leeham News: It’s official: Boeing confirmed this morning what has been expected since late July: 787 production will be consolidated in Charleston at its 787 final assembly line. Consolidation will be from mid-2021, earlier… Read More

Nobody should be surprised at Boeing decision

By Scott Hamilton Commentary Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Nobody, but nobody, should be surprised that Boeing is going to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC). This die was cast Oct. 28, 2009, when Boeing announced that the… Read More

Retrospective-4, 11/1/09: 787 Line 2 Postmortem

DownloadOct. 1, 2020, (c) Leeham News: This is the fourth in a series of Retrospectives about Boeing’s decision to locate the second 787 Final Assembly Line in Charleston (SC).

Retrospective-3, 10/20/09: Dueling Messages: Boeing vs IAM

DownloadOct. 1, 2020, (c) Leeham News: This is the third of a Retrospective look at the 2009 decision by Boeing to place the second 787 Final Assembly Line in Charleston (SC).

Retrospective-2, 10/29/09: 787 Line 2 aftermath

DownloadRetrospective-2, Oct. 1, 2020, (c) Leeham News. This is the second in a series of Retrospective looks at the 2009 decision by Boeing to locate 787 Line 2 in Charleston (SC).

Retrospective-1, 10/28/09: Boeing to Charleston for 787 FAL #2

DownloadOct. 1, 2Oct. 1, 2020, (c) Leeham News: 10 years, 11 months and 27 days ago, Boeing announced it selected its production plant in Charleston (SC) for the site of its second 787 assembly line. The decision came… Read More

With 787 FAL closing and 747 production ending, what does Boeing do with massive space in Everett?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bryan Corliss Introduction Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to announce as early as today that it will consolidate the 787 final assembly lines into one at its Charleston… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing SC makes its case for 787 production consolidation—and it favors Everett

Sept. 14, 2020, © Leeham News:  Boeing’s South Carolina 787 final assembly plant has made its case whether to consolidate production in one location, or not. The conclusion favors retaining dual assembly lines, retaining one in Everett. This… Read More