With a Qantas/Jetstar 787 Dreamliner not expected until late 2013 at the earliest the next best thing is bringing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia for a promotional visit. The reason behind today’s event was the 91st
anniversary of Qantas the main attraction was the Qantas 787 Dreamliner, Qantas also had on hand their factory fresh Boeing 737-800 that features a new business seat for this type of aircraft as well as Boeing’s Sky Interior.
The day began out the front of Building C at Qantas in Mascot, where media, VIP and Staff were picked up for transport to Hanger 416 at the Qantas Jet Base.
On arrival media and VIP guests mingled around the Boeing 787 Dreamliner before the formalities kicked off, after this there was a tour of the Dreamliner as well as factory fresh Boeing 737-800.
A close-up of the tail of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The tail of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The setup in front of the Qantas 787 Dreamliner prior to the Qantas 91st Birthday speeches
The front of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The mighty wing and Rolls Royce Engine
Dreamliner Logo pictured on the outside of the aircraft
One of the two Rolls Royce Engines on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce
Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan
Boeing 787 Vice President Mike Sinnett
Following formalities Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (pictured on left), and Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan (Pictured on right) were presented composite window cutouts from the 787 Dreamliner, by Boeing 787 Vice President Mike Sinnett (Pictured in Center)
The stairs up to enter the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, on the opposite side of the aircraft from where the Qantas/Jetstar media event was just held
One of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner test engineers who was on hand to answer any questions, this guys was a wealth of information.
The cockpit/flightdeck on board the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
A plaque inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner that reads:
Dreamliner Flight Crew
Participant of the flight program of the 10th International Aviation and Space Salon Maks – 2011
Chairman of Organizing Committee Signed Khristenko
Moscow, Zhukovsky, Airdrome “Ramensky”
August 16-21, 2011