Last Boeing C-17 built in Long Beach takes flight as California aerospace era ends

November 29, 2015 8:52 PM

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The last Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane built at the company’s Long Beach plant departed from the facility Sunday, closing an important era for aircraft manufacturing in California.

In ceremonies attended by hundreds of Boeing employees, the aerospace giant formally ended production of the C-17 with a rollout of the final transport and a commemorative flyover of the company’s assembly facility at Long Beach Airport.

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