First Charleston 787 Dreamliner rolls out

Image by Boeing The North Charleston assembled 787 with Air India branding.

Update April 28: As you'd expect, the first South Carolina assembled 787 Dreamliner was publicly unveiled to much fanfare, and even some fireworks.

You can see the "action" in the video below — and get more of a feel for the event with a collection of photos on Flickr.

Also, the Charleston Regional Business Journal offers up a nice photo tour inside the plant and of the 787 Dreamliner unveiling.

The plane will be put through many more paces and checks before being sent to its buyer, AIr India

First reporting: Today will not only mark the first 787 Dreamliner will roll out of Boeing's new North Charleston assembly plant, it will also mark the first time that company has fully assembled a commercial plane outside Washington since World War II.

In all it will be a large event with Boeing officials, 6,000 employees, and invited guests attending — including Governor Nikki Haley.

Festivities will ramp up around 1 p.m. and the plane is expected to be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. 

However, the press onslaught is already underway with the media being given a tour — follow the up-to-the-second story with the Twitter feed below.

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