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December 15, 2009

Photos: Inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Gallery

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Written by: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren
This mock cabin is meant to showcase the dozens of lighting possibilities.  This shot in particular details the differences seen in the shades of light allowed through the revolutionary no-shade cabin windows.

This mock cabin is meant to showcase the dozens of lighting possibilities. This shot in particular details the differences seen in the shades of light allowed through the revolutionary no-shade cabin windows.

The Boeing 787 Gallery in Everett, Washington is where the hands shake and the eyes dazzle. The aircraft options are presented and customized here, ultimately bringing an aircraft to the skies for you to one day board. Jeremy Lindgren gives us a brief tour into what the airlines see when considering this state-of-the-art bird.

EVERETT, WASH. — Despite the thick rain and low ceilings blanketing the Puget Sound area this evening, the mood among Boeing employees at tonight’s media gallery reception was decidedly optimistic. It was a bit unclear whether or not they had been looking out the windows through the day or checking up on the weather for tomorrow, which looks decidedly not so optimistic thus far. Still, the excitement and anticipation ran strong and deep among all the attendees, who ranged from local media to airline representatives, bloggers to Boeing staff.

While partaking in some excellent light fare, attendees had the opportunity to get a glimpse at all the options Boeing could offer to a customer looking to fork out $150-250 million on a brand spanking new airplane. From bidets to crew bunks, cloth choices to the cockpit itself, one can basically customize it all in one central location after putting down some serious plastic. Boeing marketing and communications staff provided a number of informative walk through tours of each of several showrooms dedicated to, for example; seating and IFE options, safety & security, cabin design, galley options, and crew work/rest area options. Some of the seating choices were beyond spectacular, offering a personal space that was roomy, comfortable, and quiet. The mock flightdeck was also an especially impressive attraction; detailing a spacious environment with an attention to a sleek design while emphasizing work environment improvements.

As the event began to wind down a few hours later and folks began to mingle back out into the rain, the question of what will come tomorrow still hung in the cold, wet air.

Boeing 787 cockpit mockup. Photo by Jeremy Lindgren

Inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner cockpit—the office in all it

Closeup of the 787's electronic flight bag. Photo by Jeremy Lindgren

Closeup of the 787's electronic flight bag. Not even the salesman really understood how it worked…but it seems pretty sweet. If you look carefully you

Bathroom aboard the 787. Photo by Jeremy Lindgren

Bathroom aboard the 787. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)

Variety of seating options on display. Photo by Jeremy Lindgren

Variety of seating options on display. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)

Choose the carpeting and upholstery for your new airliner.

Some of many of the amenities that Boeing can offer to pimp out your on board lav. Boeing offers a dizzying assortment of accessories from full length mirrors, changing tables, outboard windows, and a flower vase to round out the relaxing atmosphere whilst you relax your bowels. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)

Lighting and environment controls.

Lighting and environment controls. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)

Kickin' back.

Kickin' back in a lie-flat seat. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)



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  • Hey Jeremy, good job!!

  • Emile

    Nice plane. I will board it one day

  • Alana

    wow!! Ithink I am about to board that plane when I go to florida. I was about to go in US Airways until I saw this. Does anyone no if the plane has tv's like jet blue?

  • Alana

    wow!! Ithink I am about to board that plane when I go to florida. I was about to go in US Airways until I saw this. Does anyone no if the plane has tv's like jet blue?

  • Art Vandalay

    Alana, it wouldn't be possible for you to fly this airplane because no airline has it yet. It only performed its first test flight today, and there are only two in existence.

  • Art Vandalay

    Alana, it wouldn't be possible for you to fly this airplane because no airline has it yet. It only performed its first test flight today, and there are only two in existence.

  • Capn Dan

    I'm an aero engineer, and Boeing's achievement here is monumental. They've changed the game with this aircraft. Airbus will have to spend a whole lot of government money to keep up. Besides that, it's just flat beautiful. There's a saying in aviation that if it looks right, it will fly right, and this baby looks superb.

  • Capn Dan

    I'm an aero engineer, and Boeing's achievement here is monumental. They've changed the game with this aircraft. Airbus will have to spend a whole lot of government money to keep up. Besides that, it's just flat beautiful. There's a saying in aviation that if it looks right, it will fly right, and this baby looks superb.

  • Da Coyote

    I'm a retired USAF jet jock (who never flew anything with more than two seats, and definitely favored only one seat) and this is the first big guy that I'd love to fly. It's a beauty.

  • Da Coyote

    I'm a retired USAF jet jock (who never flew anything with more than two seats, and definitely favored only one seat) and this is the first big guy that I'd love to fly. It's a beauty.

  • Rootbeer

    The interior of the plane will never look better than it does here. The airlines will just pack them with the usual designed-for-torture coach seats and we can all enjoy the guy in the seat next to us digging his elbow into our sides in mood lighting.

  • Rootbeer

    The interior of the plane will never look better than it does here. The airlines will just pack them with the usual designed-for-torture coach seats and we can all enjoy the guy in the seat next to us digging his elbow into our sides in mood lighting.

  • Wow, pretty impressive…
    The Conservative Edge

  • Wow, pretty impressive…
    The Conservative Edge

  • Roger Peterson

    787's will hit international flights before any airline will purchase for domestic travel..

  • Roger Peterson

    787's will hit international flights before any airline will purchase for domestic travel..

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