1. Donald Trump visits Boeing facility: Watch the brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in action

Donald Trump visits Boeing facility: Watch the brand new 787-10 Dreamliner in action

President Donald Trump is in South Carolina to visit the Boeing facility to 'talk jobs', during the unveiling of Boeing's 787-10 Dreamliner model.

By: | Updated: February 17, 2017 11:16 PM
boeing-l The Boeing is a long haul plane which can seat over 300 passengers. (Twitter)

President Donald Trump is in South Carolina to visit the Boeing facility to ‘talk jobs’, during the unveiling of Boeing’s 787-10 Dreamliner model. According to Boeing the aircraft has been built in South Carolina and will be sent to customers from 2018. Trump will be visiting the company which he has been vocally criticising in the recent past. The Boeing is a long haul plane which can seat over 300 passengers. Following the US presidential elections, Trump has been holding many joint events with businesses with an aim to promote his job-creation an investment model in the country. Meanwhile, Boeing has informed that they already have 149 orders from buyers, including United Airlines, British Airways and Air France. Its first model will reportedly go to Singapore Airlines.

Trump has been trying to force companies in the US regarding many aspects of how they perform their businesses. Just after the results and before his inauguration as the President of the United States, Trump, in December 2016 had put Boeing on notice, while accusing the company of the cost of its Air Force One program which in turn had sent its shares lower. Trump’s bullying tactics reportedly managed to extract the promise from Boeing that it will not spend more than $4 billion in Air Force One replacement by cutting costs. Even the unpopular immigration ban proposed by the US president had put Boeing’s commercial aircraft orders at risk since many of its products went to countries like Iran and Iraq. The visit by Trump comes only two days after workers in particular plant voted to reject union representation.

Meanwhile, Boeing is all set to launch its latest model or aeroplanes, and announced it on Twitter by writing: “Looking forward to debuting the 787-10 #Dreamliner, the newest member of the super-efficient 787 family.”

The Boeing plant at North Charleston had opened back in November 2011 and is a totally renewable energy powered site. It is the final assembly site and delivery facility for the 787 Dreamliner. The new jetliner is 224 feet long, which is 18 feet longer than the previous 787-9 model. Boeing claims that despite its increased number of seats and space, it is 15 percent more fuel efficient than its competitors.

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