Boeing will bring its 787-8 demonstrator to seven cities in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S. on the sixth leg of the...

Boeing will bring its 787-8 demonstrator to seven cities  in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S. on the sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour of the world later this month and in May.

“The Dream Tour has provided us with a great platform to show customers, partners, government officials and other stakeholders just what the team has achieved with the 787,” said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the Boeing 787 program. “It’s an honor to showcase this airplane as we bring it around the world.”


The aircraft will depart from Seattle on April 21. The dates listed here are landing dates at each airport.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner demonstrator aircraft ZA003 touched down in Santiago, Chile on March 26, 2012, for a week-long visit as the centerpiece at the FIDAE 2012 International Air and Space Fair. The visit, which represented the first time a 787 had visited Chile, formed part of the aircraft's six-month 787 World Dream Tour. Throughout the week, LAN Airlines executives and employees, special invited guests, media and other air show attendees were able to tour the aircraft. As of April 2012, LAN was Boeing’s largest 787 customer in Latin America, with 32 Dreamliners on order, 26 directly from Boeing and an additional six on lease. LAN was also scheduled to be the first Latin American carrier to operate the 787

Customers, employees, partners, government officials and other Boeing 787-program stakeholders will be invited to attend tour the aircraft at each location. However, there are no tour opportunities for the general public.

April  22: London Heathrow Airport;

April  23: Manchester Airport;

April 25: London Gatwick Airport;

April 27: London Heathrow Airport, again;

May 1: Oslo Airport Gardermoen, Norway;

May 4: Taranto-Grottaglie Marcello Arlotta Airport, Italy;

●  May 7: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.

May 11: Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Texas; and

May 14: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Missouri.

More than 44,500 guests from around the world will have toured the Boeing 787 demonstrator by the end of the fifth segment of the Boeing 787 Dream Tour later this week and the aircraft – the third flight-test 787, given the internal designation ZA003 by Boeing – will have logged more than 82,366 nautical miles (152,542 kilometers).

The sixth segment will add an estimated 12,750 more guests and an additional 15,500 nautical miles (28,702 kilometers) to the distance flown by the aircraft during the Dream Tour.

Boeing says it will continue to announce dates and locations for additional tour stops approximately one month in advance.

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