The first flight of the new Boeing 787-10, or “Dash 10”, is scheduled for 10 AM EDT Friday morning from Charleston International Airport in South Carolina. The 787-10, which has been under development over the past year, made its first public appearance at Boeing’s North Charleston plant last month. It will have a capacity of 330 passengers and will be delivered to carriers in early 2018.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
A low pressure system and associated frontal boundary will track through the region on Friday morning, generating thunderstorms with the capability to produce high winds and lightning in the area. Given this, there is a decent chance that this first flight may be delayed or moved to a different day. Nevertheless, WeatherOps Forecasters will be providing support for this event and relaying critical weather information to event organizers both on Friday and the days leading up to the event.