Boeing has rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven aircraft per month.

Boeing has rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner to be built at the increased production rate of seven aircraft per month.

This is the first Boeing 787 built at Boeing's increased rate of seven aircraft a month, which the manufacturer achieved in May 2013. The aircraft, destined for British Airways, was the 100th 787 built at Boeing's Everett final assembly line and the 114th 787 completed overall

This is the first Boeing 787 built at Boeing’s increased rate of seven aircraft a month, which the manufacturer achieved in May 2013. The aircraft, destined for British Airways, was the 100th 787 built at Boeing’s Everett final assembly line and the 114th 787 completed overall

 


The aircraft, which rolled off the Everett final assembly line early in the week beginning May 7, is the 100th 787 to be built at Everett and the 114th Boeing 787-8 built overall.

It is destined for delivery to British Airways.

Boeing achieved an increased 787 production rate of seven aircraft a month by the first week of May 2013, on the way to growing the production rate to 10 787s a month. These four Boeing 787-8s on Boeing's 787 final assembly line at North Charleston, South Carolina were destined for China's Hainan Airlines

Boeing achieved an increased 787 production rate of seven aircraft a month by the first week of May 2013, on the way to growing the production rate to 10 787s a month. These four Boeing 787-8s on Boeing’s 787 final assembly line at North Charleston, South Carolina were destined for China’s Hainan Airlines

 

Boeing currently has three 787 assembly lines: the original Everett final assembly line, the Everett Temporary Surge Line (needed to help Boeing achieve its planned production-rate increases) and Boeing South Carolina.

The manufacturer says the Boeing 787 production program is on track to achieve a planned rate of 10 aircraft per month by year-end. This rate accounts for aircraft built at all three current 787 assembly lines.

This photograph shows Boeing 787-8s on the final assembly line at Everett, Washington. The two aircraft in the forefront of the photograph bear decals showing the customer is leasing company ILFC and that the aircraft are to be operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle

This photograph shows Boeing 787-8s on the final assembly line at Everett, Washington. The two aircraft in the forefront of the photograph bear decals showing the customer is leasing company ILFC and that the aircraft are to be operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle

 

To date, 50 787s have been delivered to eight airlines. The program has orders outstanding for more than 800 aircraft from 58 customers worldwide.