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Boeing (Charleston, SC) Aircraft Construction & AIRFAM Workshop

Boeing (Charleston, SC) Aircraft Construction & AIRFAM Workshop


June 2-5, 2024

Registration is Limited to the First 70 Attendees

Time until conference starts

June 2, 2024
November 5, 2023
Host Hotel Embassy Suites - 5055 International Blvd., N. Charleston, SC


The ARFF Working Group and the Boeing Fire Department are teaming up to provide some one of a kind training  at the Boeing  South Carolina facility (Charleston).    Boeing Charleston is the  home of the 787 Dreamliner, where the full cycle of 787 Dreamliner production happens . Boeing Charleston fabricates,  assembles and delivers the 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 to customers all over the world. In addition to the Dreamliner assembly, Boeing Carleston is home to Boeing Research & Technology, IT Center of Excellence, Propulsion Systems, Interiors Responsibility Center, and Engineering Design Center. 




The Boeing Aircraft Constructin & Familiarization Workshop  will be a multiday event that will include walking tours, guest speakers, interaction opportunities with Boeing firefighters and live demonstrations.

The tours will include, final assembly, Aft composite wrap and autoclave, flight-line and aircraft including the Dreamlifter.

Guest speakers will be:

· Boeing Everett Operations Chief Gordan Elliot – 787 Lithium-ion battery fire tactics

· Naval Research lab John Farley & Stanley Karwoski – Flourine-Free Foam (F3) Application Techniques and Firefighting Tactics.

· Boeing Charleston Deputy Chief John James – Drone use for ARFF

· Demonstration of composite cutting presented by Boeing firefighters.



The host hotel for the 2024 Boeing Charleston Workshop is the Embassy Suites Hotel, 5055 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC.  A Single/ Double rate is $149 and includes breakfast,  + applicable taxes. 

Reservations  can be made by phone at  +1 843-747-1882 or on-line at this WEB LINK.

Þ Next to the Charleston Area Convention Center and North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, five minutes from Tanger Outlets. The hotel offers a free shuttle to Charleston Airport, less than two miles away. Enjoy the indoor pool, free made-to-order breakfast and evening reception, and fitness center featuring a Peloton® Bike with toe cages.

Þ The Palmtree Grill features the finest steaks, fresh seafood, and LowCountry favorites created with our own innovative fare. Strategically situated by our open air atrium, this casual setting is the ideal place to gather for a delightful dinner while taking in the spectacular tropical gardens and water features.

Þ Enjoy  a wide variety of premium cocktails, beer and wine in a lively atmosphere. The Falls Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring the Charleston area, or attending a meeting.

Þ Named “Best Small City in North America”, Charleston is a world-class international destination with an easily accessible airport, beautiful beaches, historic surroundings, highly acclaimed restaurants and shopping galore.

Þ For more information on the Charleston area go to this LINK.


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