Boeing 787

Unparalleled Performance

The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210 – 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 kilometers), while the 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 – 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 kilometers). A third 787 family member, the 787-3 Dreamliner, will accommodate 290 – 330 passengers and be optimized for routes of 2,500 to 3,050 nautical miles (4,600 to 5,650 kilometers).

In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 will provide airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance. The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than today’s similarly sized airplane. It will also travel at speeds similar to today’s fastest wide bodies, Mach 0.85. Airlines will enjoy more cargo revenue capacity.

passengers will also see improvements with the new airplane, from an interior environment with higher humidity to increased comfort and convenience.

Advanced Technology

The key to this exceptional performance is a suite of new technologies being developed by Boeing and its international technology development team.

Boeing has announced that as much as 50 percent of the primary structure — including the fuselage and wing — on the 787 will be made of composite materials.

An open architecture will be at the heart of the 787’s systems, which will be more simplified than today’s airplanes and offer increased functionality. For example, the team is looking at incorporating health-monitoring systems that will allow the airplane to self-monitor and report maintenance requirements to ground-based computer systems.

Boeing has selected General Electric and Rolls-Royce to develop engines for the new airplane. It is expected that advances in engine technology will contribute as much as 8 percent of the increased efficiency of the new airplane, representing a nearly two-generation jump in technology for the middle of the market.

Another improvement in efficiency will come in the way the airplane is designed and built. New technologies and processes are in development to help Boeing and its supplier partners achieve unprecedented levels of performance at every phase of the program. For example, by manufacturing a one-piece fuselage section, we are eliminating 1,500 aluminum sheets and 40,000 – 50,000 fasteners.

Continuing Progress

The Boeing board of directors granted authority to offer the airplane for sale in late 2003. Program launch occurred in April 2004 with a record order from All Nippon Airways. Since that time, 45 customers have placed orders for 896 airplanes from six continents of the world, making this the most successful launch of a new commercial airplane in Boeing’s history.

The program has signed on 43 of the world’s most capable top-tier supplier partners and together finalized the airplane’s configuration in September 2005. These partners have started detailed design and, with Boeing, are connected virtually at 135 sites around the world to work toward major assembly in 2006. Eleven partners from around the world started facility construction for a total of 3 million additional square feet to create their major structures and bring the next new airplane to market.

The 787 program opened its final assembly plant in Everett in 2007. First flight December 15, 2009 with certification on August 26, 2011 and delivery and entry into service by All Nippon Airways September 2011.

Developing Nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/Designer: Boeing Company.
First Flight: December 15, 2009
First Delivery: September, 25 2011 to ANA
Boeing 787-3 Dreamliner:
Brief Description:
The Boeing 787-3 Dreamliner is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It features a wing and structure optimized for shorter-range flights. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size.
Cockpit crew 2
Seating 290 – 330 passengers
Range 4650 – 5660 Km.
Configuration Twin aisle
Cross section 5.74 M.
Wing span 52 M.
Length 57 M.
Height 17 M.
Engine (s) – Two General Electric GENX (GE Next Generation).- Two Rolls Royce’s Trent 1000.
Cruise speed 902 Kph. (Mach 0.85)
Max. takeoff weight 165100 Kg.
Total cargo volume 124,6 M³
Program milestones
Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner.
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner:
Brief Description:
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size.
Cockpit crew 2 (Similar flight deck of a 777)
Seating 210 -250 passengers
Range 14200 – 15200 Km.
Configuration Twin aisle
Cross section 5.74 M.
Wing span 60 M.
Length 57 M.
Height 17 M.
Engine (s) – Two General Electric GENX (GE Next Generation).- Two Rolls Royce’s Trent 1000.
Cruise speed 902 Kph. (Mach 0.85)
Max. takeoff weight 219540 Kg.
Total cargo volume 124,6 M³
Program milestones – Authority to offer Late 2003
– First Flight December 15, 2009
– Certification August 26, 2011
– Entry into service Septeber 25, 2011 by ANA
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner:
Brief Description:
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is a slightly bigger version of the 787-8. Both are super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size.
Cockpit crew 2 (Similar flight deck of a 777)
Seating 250 – 290 passengers
Range 14800 – 15750 Km.
Configuration Twin aisle
Cross section 5.74 M.
Wing span 62 M.
Length 63 M.
Height 17 M.
Engine (s) – Two General Electric GENX (GE Next Generation).- Two Rolls Royce’s Trent 1000.
Cruise speed 902 Kph. (Mach 0.85)
Max. takeoff weight 244940 Kg.
Total cargo volume 152.9 M³
Program milestones

Here a look at the primary testing being done on each airplane in the 787 flight test fleet. Additional tests will be conducted on all airplanes

Airplane Tests
ZA001
Rolls-Royce
Flutter
Systems  Landing Gear/Brakes/Hydraulics
FF 15-12-2009 Aero  Low Speed Performance
Stability and Control
Flight Controls
ZA002
Rolls-Royce
Stability and Control
Systems  Electrics
FF 22-12-2009 Autopilot
Avionics  miscellaneous
Propulsion
ZA003
Rolls-Royce
Systems
Noise
FF 14-03-2010 Flight Deck
Avionics
Electromagnetic Effects (EME)/High Intensity Radio Frequency (HIRF)
Cabin  interior
Extended Twinjet Operations (ETOPS)
ZA004
Rolls-Royce
Aero  High-Speed Performance
Propulsion  Performance
FF 24-02-2010 Flight Loads Survey
Community Noise
ETOPS
ZA005
GE
Flutter
Aerodynamic Performance
 FF 16-06-2010 Propulsion
Systems
Stability and Control
Flight Controls
Avionics
Community Noise
ETOPS
ZA006
GE
EME
 FF 04-10-2010 HIRF
ETOPS

1.731 Test-flights and  4,911 hrs., 35 min. at August 26, 2011 on  FAA and European EASA type certification of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-powered 787-8.

Airplane Flights Hours
ZA001 508 1,292 hrs., 50 min.
ZA002 302 916 hrs., 00 min.
ZA003 164 528 hrs., 35 min.
ZA004 271 771 hrs., 45 min.
ZA005 298 740 hrs., 15 min.
ZA006 98 307 hrs., 55 min.
ZA102 89 350 hrs., 30 min.

(Boeing.com)

CustomerName Country Region Model Engine Order Date Total
Aeroflot RUSSIA Europe 787-8 ? 05-Sep-2007 22
Aeromexico MEXICO Central America and Mexico 787-8 GE 15-Aug-2006 2
Air Berlin GERMANY Europe 787-8 ? 07-Jul-2007 25
Air Canada CANADA North America 787-8 GE 10-Nov-2005 14
Air Canada CANADA North America 787-8 GE 23-Apr-2007 23
Air China CHINA East Asia 787-8 RR 22-Aug-2005 15
Air Europa SPAIN Europe 787-8 RR 30-Mar-2007 8
Air India INDIA South Asia 787-8 GE 30-Dec-2005 27
Air New Zealand NEW ZEALAND Oceania 787-9 RR 25-Aug-2004 2
Air New Zealand NEW ZEALAND Oceania 787-9 RR 26-Oct-2005 2
Air New Zealand NEW ZEALAND Oceania 787-9 RR 14-Feb-2007 4
Air Pacific FIJI Oceania 787-9 GE 19-Apr-2006 5
Air Pacific FIJI Oceania 787-9 GE 14-Dec-2007 3
ALAFCO KUWAIT Middle East 787-8 GE 26-Sep-2006 6
ALAFCO KUWAIT Middle East 787-8 GE 14-Mar-2007 6
ALAFCO KUWAIT Middle East 787-8 GE 06-Jul-2007 10
All Nippon Airways JAPAN East Asia 787-3 RR 26-Jul-2004 30
All Nippon Airways JAPAN East Asia 787-8 RR 26-Jul-2004 20
Arik Air NIGERIA Africa 787-9 ? 30-Mar-2007 3
Arik Air NIGERIA Africa 787-9 ? 11-Sep-2007 4
Avianca COLOMBIA South America 787-8 RR 04-Oct-2006 10
Aviation Capital Group U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 30-Mar-2007 5
AWAS IRELAND Europe 787-8 RR 29-Dec-2004 4
AWAS IRELAND Europe 787-8 RR 17-Jul-2006 2
Azerbaijan Airlines AZERBAIJAN Central Asia 787-8 GE 22-Feb-2007 3
Biman Bangladesh Airlines BANGLADESH South Asia 787-8 ? 22-Apr-2008 4
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 15-Aug-2006 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 27-Jun-2007 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 31-Jul-2007 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 30-Nov-2007 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 20-Dec-2007 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-9 ? 28-Jul-2006 2
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 29-Sep-2006 1
Boeing Business Jet U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 11-May-2007 1
British Airways UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-8 RR 24-Dec-2007 8
British Airways UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-9 RR 24-Dec-2007 16
C.I.T. Leasing Corporation U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 19-Sep-2006 2
C.I.T. Leasing Corporation U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 19-Sep-2006 3
C.I.T. Leasing Corporation U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 03-Jul-2007 5
China Eastern Airlines CHINA East Asia 787-8 GE 14-Nov-2005 15
China Southern Airlines CHINA East Asia 787-8 GE 16-Dec-2005 10
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 30-Jun-2005 5
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 31-Dec-2005 2
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 06-Jun-2006 1
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 06-Jun-2006 12
Continental Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-9 GE 12-Mar-2007 5
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Middle East 787-8 ? 31-Dec-2007 15
Ethiopian Airlines ETHIOPIA Africa 787-8 GE 30-Jun-2005 8
Ethiopian Airlines ETHIOPIA Africa 787-9 GE 30-Jun-2005 2
Etihad Airways UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Middle East 787-9 ? 10-Mar-2008 35
First Choice Airways – See cod UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-8 GE 17-Feb-2005 6
First Choice Airways – See cod UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-8 GE 25-Sep-2006 2
First Choice Airways – See cod UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-8 GE 27-Feb-2007 4
Gulf Air BAHRAIN Middle East 787-8 ? 18-Jan-2008 16
Hainan Airlines CHINA East Asia 787-8 GE 28-Nov-2005 8
Icelandair ICELAND Europe 787-8 RR 28-Feb-2005 2
Icelandair ICELAND Europe 787-8 RR 31-Mar-2006 2
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 GE 07-Oct-2005 8
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 RR 07-Oct-2005 2
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 07-Oct-2005 6
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 19-Jul-2006 2
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 24-Jan-2007 1
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-8 ? 18-Jun-2007 48
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-9 RR 07-Oct-2005 4
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-9 RR 24-Jan-2007 1
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-9 RR 18-Jun-2007 1
ILFC U.S.A. North America 787-9 ? 18-Jun-2007 1
JAL International JAPAN East Asia 787-3 GE 10-May-2005 13
JAL International JAPAN East Asia 787-8 GE 10-May-2005 17
JAL International JAPAN East Asia 787-8 GE 30-Mar-2007 5
Jet Airways INDIA South Asia 787-8 ? 29-Dec-2006 10
Kenya Airways KENYA Africa 787-8 ? 06-Mar-2006 6
Kenya Airways KENYA Africa 787-8 ? 15-Dec-2006 3
Korean Air SOUTH KOREA East Asia 787-8 GE 31-May-2005 10
LAN Airlines CHILE South America 787-8 RR 31-Oct-2007 18
LAN Airlines CHILE South America 787-9 RR 31-Oct-2007 8
LCAL CHINA East Asia 787-8 ? 16-May-2005 1
LCAL CHINA East Asia 787-8 RR 16-May-2005 5
LCAL CHINA East Asia 787-8 ? 13-Jul-2007 5
LCAL CHINA East Asia 787-8 RR 13-Jul-2007 1
LCAL CHINA East Asia 787-9 ? 31-Dec-2005 8
LCAL CHINA East Asia 787-9 ? 03-Mar-2006 1
LOT Polish Airlines POLAND Europe 787-8 RR 08-Sep-2005 7
LOT Polish Airlines POLAND Europe 787-8 RR 13-Feb-2007 1
Monarch Airlines UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-8 RR 16-Aug-2006 6
Nakash U.S.A. North America 787-9 RR 01-Dec-2006 2
Northwest Airlines U.S.A. North America 787-8 RR 06-May-2005 18
PrivatAir SWITZERLAND Europe 787-8 ? 14-Nov-2006 1
PrivatAir SWITZERLAND Europe 787-8 ? 15-Jan-2008 1
Qantas AUSTRALIA Oceania 787-8 GE 30-Mar-2006 15
Qantas AUSTRALIA Oceania 787-9 GE 30-Mar-2006 30
Qantas AUSTRALIA Oceania 787-9 GE 30-Nov-2007 20
Qatar Airways QATAR Middle East 787-8 GE 05-Apr-2007 30
Royal Air Maroc MOROCCO Africa 787-8 GE 29-Nov-2005 4
Royal Jordanian JORDAN Middle East 787-8 GE 30-Mar-2007 2
Royal Jordanian JORDAN Middle East 787-8 GE 11-Nov-2007 2
S7 Group RUSSIA Europe 787-8 ? 29-May-2007 15
Shanghai Airlines CHINA East Asia 787-8 GE 22-Aug-2005 9
Singapore Airlines SINGAPORE Southeast Asia 787-9 ? 10-Oct-2006 20
Sky Peace Limited CHINA East Asia 787-8 ? 21-May-2007 1
Travel Service CZECH REPUBLIC Europe 787-8 ? 27-Mar-2007 1
TUI GERMANY Europe 787-8 ? 15-Sep-2006 11
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 ? 28-Jul-2006 2
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 GE 18-Jan-2007 2
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 RR 23-Nov-2007 2
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 ? 04-Dec-2007 1
Unidentified Customer Unidentified Unidentified 787-8 ? 14-Jan-2008 23
Uzbekistan Airways UZBEKISTAN Central Asia 787-8 GE 29-Jun-2007 2
VALC VIETNAM Southeast Asia 787-8 ? 20-Dec-2007 8
Vietnam Airlines VIETNAM Southeast Asia 787-8 ? 16-Nov-2005 4
Vietnam Airlines VIETNAM Southeast Asia 787-8 ? 21-Dec-2007 4
Virgin Atlantic Airways UNITED KINGDOM Europe 787-9 RR 09-Mar-2007 15
Total 896
Customer Name Country Region Model Engine Order Date Total

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