Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released to great fanfare the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the launch which had over 15,000 attendees on site at Boeings Everett Washington assembly factory, and millions via the internet broadcast of the launch. The 787 Dreamliner built on revolutionary technology which will reduce fuel consumption by 20% and greatly reduce take off and landing noise, is highly anticipated by major airlines for both the savings that the 787 Dreamliner introduces along with the additional services and comfort that airline will be able to provide to their customers.
The first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is expected to take place in August or September after the installation of interiors, test equipment and airplane systems.
At present 47 customers have ordered a total of 677 Boeing 787 Dreamliners with a total value of US$98 Billion , the first 787 Dreamliner is expected to be delivered to Japanese Airline ANA not long after May 2008.
Here are the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Videos from Boeing
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Specifications
|787-3 Dreamliner||787-8 Dreamliner||787-9 Dreamliner|
|Seating||290 to 330 Passengers||210 to 250 Passengers||250 to 290 Passengers|
|Range||2500-3050 N Mi(4650-5650 Km)||7,650 to 8,200 n Miles(14,200 to 15,200 Km)||8,000 to 8,500 n miles (14,800 15,750 Km)|
|Configuration||Twin Aisle||Twin Aisle||Twin Aisle|
|Cross Section||226 Inches (574 Cm)||226 inches (574 Cm)||226 inches (574 Cm)|
|Wing Span||170 Feet (52 meters)||197 feet (60 meters)||203 feet (62 meters)|
|Length||186 Feet (57 meters)||186 feet (57 meters)||206 feet (63 meters)|
|Height||56 Feet (17 meters)||56 feet (17 meters)||56 feet (17 meters)|
|Flight deck size||–||Similar to 777||–|
|Cruise Speed||Mach 0.85||Mach 0.85||Mach 0.85|
|Total Cargo Volume||4,400 Cubic feet||4,400 Cubic feet||5,400 Cubic feet|
|Maximum Takeoff weight||364 000 Pounds(165,100 Kg)||484,000 Pounds (219,540 kilograms)||540,000 Pounds (244,940 kg)|
|Program milestones||Aut to offer Late 2003Entry into Service 2010||Auth to offer late 2003Assembly start 2006First flight Aug/Sep 2007Entry into service 2008||Entry into service late 2010|