Boeing’s First 787-9 Dreamliner Rolls Out
Boeing announced that it has completed the manufacture of the first 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The new plane rolled out of the airplane manufacturer’s Everett, Washington factory on Saturday to the flight line.
In the coming weeks, Boeing employees will be preparing it for its first flight later this summer.
The 787-9 Dreamliner is 20’ (six meters) longer than the original 787-8. It is capable of carrying 40 more passengers and going an additional 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers).
Similar to the original 787-8, the 787-9 is 20% more fuel efficient and cleaner than other aircraft of its size.
It also has the larger windows with electro chromic dimming, bigger overhead bins, LED lighting, higher humidity, a lower cabin altitude, and cleaner air of the 787-8.
The second and third 787-9 Dreaminers are in final assembly and the first delivery will go to launch customer Air New Zealand in mid-2014.
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