After more than two years of delays and speculation about the impact of excess weight on the 787's carbonfibre airframe, Boeing has increased the maximum take-off weight of all three variants and opted to shrink the wing of the 787-9 stretch.
The changes, disclosed in the December 2009 revision of the 787
Airport Compatibility document, identify the MTOW of the baseline 787-8
as 227,900kg (502,000lb) - up 8,400kg from the initially planned
219,500kg - while the 787-9's weight has grown by 2,270kg to 247,400kg.
The short-range 787-3 has seen a 5,000kg increase to 170,250kg. The
ranges of three 787 variants are not specified on this document. Read more...