The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ZA001, has joined the historic line-up of Boeing commercial jets on display at the 2011 Paris Airshow and will be on display at the show on June 22 and June 23.
“We are making great progress toward finishing certification of the 787 with Rolls-Royce Package A engines,” says Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “It’s an honor to bring the 787 to the Paris Air Show on behalf of all of the hard-working men and women around the world who have designed and built this amazing airplane.”
On June 22 at 11:00 a.m. local time, ANA, the launch customer for the Boeing 787 program, is making a special announcement from the Boeing airplane display area. In addition, leaders of the international partners contributing to the 787 program will meet on board the 787, and members from Boeing Team France, the supplier team located in France, will have dedicated time on the aircraft.
The 787-8, the first member of the 787 family of jetliners, is a twin-aisle aircraft that accommodates 210 to 250 passengers on routes between 7,650 and 8,200 miles (14,200 and 15,200 kilometers) – making it the only mid-size aircraft capable of very-long-range routes. Boeing says that, as a result of innovative technologies, the aircraft offers unparalleled operating economics, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.
More than 800 787s are on order by more than 50 airlines. Launch customer ANA is expected to take delivery of the first 787 in August or September.