Vought Aircraft Industries, which produces the 787's rear fuselage, yesterday said it was temporarily ceasing operations at its Charleston plant, claiming that Boeing is so far behind on the program that Vought cannot afford to keep the facility running for the remainder of 2008. In a move that highlights the cascading effect of 787 program delays and the recently concluded Boeing machinists' strike, about half the Charleston plant's 400 employees will be out of work at least through year ...

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