Hundreds more working at Boeing’s SC plant, even as big Dreamliner orders may be in doubt

Boeing Co. hired nearly 600 workers at its North Charleston campus last year to build more 787 Dreamliner jets, but reports show a couple of big orders helping to back the production increase might be in jeopardy. Aviation reporter Jon Ostrower first reported last week cracks in a deal by Emirates Airline to buy 40 787-10s, which are built exclusively in North Charleston. Scott Hamilton, editor of aviation-focused Leeham News and Analysys, on Monday wrote that Emirates wants to cancel its order because the wide-body plane’s Rolls Royce engines “are too small for the very hot environment centered in Dubai,” the carrier’s home base. Charleston Post and Courier

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Author: Matthew Randle