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      Boeing Dreamliner to be tested at MYR

      An airport spokesperson says Boeing will conduct the first functional test flights of their 787 Dreamliner at Myrtle Beach International Airport next Tuesday.

      Once an exact time is confirmed, we'll pass that on.

      Spokesperson Lauren Morris says, "MYR was selected at a test location due to our runway size, instrumentation, and other factors. These test flights will include aerial familiarizations and functional test flights. We expect more test flights during the duration of their aircraft testing program."

      The 787 went into service earlier this year.

      The jets are being built in the Pacific Northwest as well as at a $750 million manufacturing plant in North Charleston that opened last summer. The North Charleston plant represents the single largest industrial investment in South Carolina history.

      The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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