Saturday, July 27, 2013

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner rolls out of paint hangar

The Boeing Company continues to make progress on the first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airplane has just rolled out of the paint hangar.

With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters), the 787-9 will carry 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers), with 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than similarly sized airplanes,” Boeing said in a press release.

Boeing is on track to roll out and fly the 787-9, currently in final production, in late summer. First delivery to launch customer Air NewZealand is set for mid-2014.

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