Boeing to webcast first delivery of 787 Dreamliner
At long last, Boeing Co.’s first 787 Dreamliner is set to be delivered to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways on Monday ending the anticipation among aviation enthusiasts who thought this day may never come.
Once expected by May 2008, delivery has been delayed several times, and passenger-ready planes are now expected on the runway by fall. It will be the first new class of aircraft launched by Boeing since the 777 in 1995.
The 787 Dreamliner is an all-new commercial jetliner that Boeing says is the most advanced, fuel-stingy passenger jet ever made. It features a suite of new technologies such as the industry's largest windows, a more electric architecture and an extensive use of strong, lightweight carbon composites.
Boeing will broadcast a live celebration of the first delivery of the Dreamliner to All Nippon on its website starting at 9 a.m. PDT.
The webcast and live satellite feed will include special activities at the Boeing Everett, Wash., site with Boeing and All Nippon’s employees and executives.
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Photo: Boeing employees painted a special livery on All Nippon's first 787 Dreamliner in a paint hangar in Everett, Wash. Credit: Boeing Co.