Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner first took to the skies on December 15, 2009 with the initial delivery to All Nippon Airways (ANA) on September 26, 2011. The first variant to fly was the 787-8 which can accommodate 210 to 250 passengers. The 787-9, which can carry 250 to 290 travellers, undertook its maiden flight on September 17, 2013. The largest of the family is the 787-10, able to fly 300 to 330 passengers, which got airborne for the first time on March 31, 2017. The aircraft’s innovations and performance have proven to be a hit with airlines, which have ordered the Boeing 787 in huge numbers.
Craig West described a flight with a difference in the January 2015 issue of Airliner World when Virgin Atlantic added the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to its fleet
Ambitious. No single word better describes the outset of the 787 Dreamliner programme as Boeing sought to turf manufacturing out to contractors worldwide, while creating a second production line thousands of miles from home. This article first appeared in Airliner World's December 2021 issue
In the March 2018 Aviation News, Spencer Bennett described the experience of flying on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner inter-European service using a South American carrier, for just £33.
In the January 2012 issue of Airliner World, Lee Simonetta recounted his trip to Japan to fly on the world’s first Dreamliner passenger service operated by by All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Norse Atlantic Airways has made history by operating the first-ever landing of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Antarctica.
Montreal-based Air Canada will operate all three members of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family after placing a fresh order.
State-owned flag carrier MIAT Mongolian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.