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First 787-9 final assembly begins

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 3, 2013
The first 787-9 begins final assembly at Everett. (Boeing)

Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule on May 30 in Everett.

The 787-9 fuselage is stretched by 6 metres, carrying 40 more passengers an additional 300nm (555km) while using 20 per cent less fuel than similarly sized airplanes, Boeing promises.

The vertical stabiliser on the 787-9 reflects the manufacturer’s new livery, a refreshed look for the Boeing family of aircraft that started with the 747-8 and evolved with the 737 MAX. The prominent number designator on the tail helps distinguish various models within the same product family.

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Boeing will build the first three 787-9s on its Temporary Surge Line in Everett to allow for smoother integration of the 787-9 into the production system while continuing to ramp up production across the 787 program.

First flight of the 787-9 is scheduled for the second half of 2013, with first delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand set for early 2014. Twenty customers have ordered 355 787-9s, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders.

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First 787-9 final assembly begins

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 3, 2013
The first 787-9 begins final assembly at Everett. (Boeing)

Boeing has begun final assembly of the first 787-9. The newest member of the 787 family began taking shape on schedule on May 30 in Everett.

The 787-9 fuselage is stretched by 6 metres, carrying 40 more passengers an additional 300nm (555km) while using 20 per cent less fuel than similarly sized airplanes, Boeing promises.

The vertical stabiliser on the 787-9 reflects the manufacturer’s new livery, a refreshed look for the Boeing family of aircraft that started with the 747-8 and evolved with the 737 MAX. The prominent number designator on the tail helps distinguish various models within the same product family.

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Boeing will build the first three 787-9s on its Temporary Surge Line in Everett to allow for smoother integration of the 787-9 into the production system while continuing to ramp up production across the 787 program.

First flight of the 787-9 is scheduled for the second half of 2013, with first delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand set for early 2014. Twenty customers have ordered 355 787-9s, accounting for 40 percent of all 787 orders.

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