Boeing is beginning the second segment of the 787 Dream Tour world tour this month, with stops planned in Dublin and three U.S. cities....

Boeing is beginning the second segment of the 787 Dream Tour world tour this month, with four stops planned in the U.S. and Ireland for January.

The Boeing 787-8 performing the six-month World Dream Tour which began in December 2011 originally was the third aircraft to join the 787 certification flight-test program. Given the internal designation ZA003 by Boeing, the aircraft was retrofitted for the World Dream Tour with special interior features designed to highlight the 787's unique cabin features and performance capabilities

“The all-new 787 Dreamliner continues to generate tremendous enthusiasm everywhere it flies,” says Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “We look forward to sharing the Dreamliner’s significant innovations with additional airlines, partners and financiers.”

The January schedule includes the following stops:

● January 20-23: Wichita, Kansas, to visit partner Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing employees;

● January 23-25: Rockford, Illinois, to visit partner Hamilton Sundstrand;

● January 25-27: Dublin, Ireland, to visit airline customers, leasing companies, financiers and other program stakeholders;

● January 27-30: Huntsville, Alabama, to visit Boeing employees.

The Dream Tour aircraft, ZA003, is outfitted with the Boeing 787’s special cabin features, including a welcoming entry-way, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting. The airplane is configured with a luxurious business-class cabin, an overhead crew-rest compartment and an economy-class section.

Boeing says it will announce approximately one month in advance the dates and locations for additional tour stops, which are planned through April.

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