Boeing pilots take new 787-10 out for a South Carolina spin

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Boeing employees stand near the new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner at the company's facility in South Carolina after conducting it's first test flight at Charleston International Airport in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Pilots have taken Boeing Co.’s latest aircraft out for a spin around South Carolina.

Local media outlets report that test pilots took the 787-10 Dreamliner out for its maiden voyage on Friday.

The $300 million aircraft went on a nearly five-hour trek through the skies of South Carolina, starting and ending at Charleston International Airport. Boeing pilots say they took the aircraft to 20,000 feet and hit a top speed of 288 miles per hour.

Thousands of Boeing employees watched the takeoff on Friday. Boeing says it will have three of the 787-10s in a yearlong test and certification program.

President Donald Trump was in South Carolina in February for the Dreamliner’s rollout.