Boeing: First S.C.-built Dreamliner to deliver next week

Boeing employees work on a jet at the company's facility in North Charleston. (File photo)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built in South Carolina is scheduled to be delivered next week, company officials said.

Candy Eslinger, a Boeing spokeswoman, confirmed the jet will be handed over to Air India officials next week. She could not confirm an exact date, however.

Eslinger said in an email to ABC News 4 the company expects to build 3.5 of the planes per month to meet orders by the first quarter of 2014

"The production scheduled falls in line with what we've been saying," she said.