The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debut

 

ANA 787

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After nearly a decade from concept to design to production and flight test, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the first majority composite jetliner, is ready for its first delivery to Japan's All Nippon Airways.

Not since the Comet has a commercial jetliner pushed the boundaries of what's possible harder than Boeing has with its 787, which has met both record reception by the market with more than 800 orders and record delays.

The 220-250 seat jetliner is said to be a "game changer", offering unprecedented economics on long-range routes up to 14,800 km (8,000nm) apart, taking advantage of the growing fragmentation of route structures and passenger preference for point-to-point travel.

Come along with Flightglobal for the first 787 delivery from Boeing's base in Seattle to the aircraft service entry at the home of All Nippon Airways in Tokyo, Japan for a look back and a look ahead at the industry's newest commercial jetliner.

787 Dreamliner handover

Boeing 787
Boeing 787
Cargolux 787
 

 

In Pictures: Boeing 787

Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Testing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Air India Boeing 787 delivery
Air India Boeing 787