While hundreds of shipping containers remain at the former Boeing C-17 site along Cherry Avenue, temporary leaseholder ICM Companies has secured new temporary storage locations and has begun phasing out the controversial Long Beach operation.
Two councilmembers are livid that an industrial site near the Long Beach Airport is being used to store thousands of containers as the Port of Long Beach sees a spike in container volume.
On Sunday afternoon, a massive Boeing C-17A Globemaster III left its colossal hangar on the western edge of Long Beach Airport, headed east toward Qatar by way of Texas. It was the final plane built in Long Beach, and its departure marked the end of an illustrious era in California’s aviation history.
Boeing announced plans Monday to close down its C-17 Globemaster III assembly plant in Long Beach three months earlier than previously expected.
The C-17 “Globemaster III” Long Beach assembly facility will be closed once production on the C-17 transport plane is completed in 2015, announced Boeing Co. on September 18, just one week after the 233rd and final domestic delivery of the last C-17 to the U.S. Air Force.
Boeing has seen an end to an era Thursday morning. The 233rd and final domestically-built C-17 “Globemaster III” transport plane was delivered to the U.S. Air Force.