Boeing flew at least eight 787 aircraft out of its North Charleston factory and suspended operations at the assembly plant as part of a mandatory evacuation order.

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If it can fly, it can evacuate.

Boeing flew at least eight of its 787 aircraft out of its South Carolina factory to Everett on Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm expected to strike the Carolinas later this week.

The Dreamliners escaped potential damage by flying cross-country to Paine Field, according to flight tracker The exodus included two 787-9s destined for Hainan Airlines  and a 787-10 for United Continental Holdings, the first U.S. customer for the largest model of the widebody aircraft, which lists for $325.8 million.

More 787’s seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence are on their way to Washington, including the first 787-10 for United.

Boeing suspended operations at its North Charleston, S.C. assembly plant Tuesday morning as part of a mandatory evacuation order for coastal areas. The workers who prepared the jets for their trek were among the last to leave, according to a company message to employees.

Florence grew larger Tuesday with 130-mph winds. Landfall is expected late Thursday or early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.

The storm comes amid a production bottleneck for Boeing that’s left undelivered 787s stacking up at the plant and in Everett due to supplier issues. The company delivered only eight of the carbon-composite jets in July and August, down from its target of 12 per month.