In the fourth week of March Boeing will begin the fifth segment of the 787 Dream Tour, a worldwide tour of a Boeing-owned 787 that began in December 2011 and is scheduled to end in June.
This leg of the tour will include five cities across South America, Central Asia, Russia and Europe.
The late-March and April schedule includes the following stops:
● March 26-March 31: Santiago de Chile, to visit 787 customer LAN Airlines and be on display at the FIDAE Air Show;
● April 1-April 2: Shannon in western Ireland, for a scheduled day of maintenance activities.;
● April 2-April 3: Baku in Azerbaijan, to visit Azerbaijan Airlines;
● April 3-April 6: Moscow, to visit airline customers, suppliers and employees from the Boeing Design Center;
● April 6-April 11: Istanbul, Turkey to visit customers and suppliers; and
● April 11-13: Madrid, Spain to visit Air Europa, suppliers and Boeing employees.
The Dream Tour aircraft, ZA003 (the third-flight-test Boeing 787), is outfitted with cabin features currently unique to the Dreamliner, including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting. The aircraft is configured with a business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy-class section.
Boeing says it will announce dates and locations for additional tour stops approximately one month in advance.
At many of the stops, local media will have the opportunity to participate in tours of the aircraft and discussions with Boeing executives and pilots.
For updates on the 787 Dream Tour, including videos, photos and reports from the tour stops, visit www.newairplane.com/787/dreamtour.