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February 24, 2010

PHOTOS: Fourth Boeing 787 Airframe Takes Flight

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Written by: Phil Derner Jr.
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(Photo by David Lilienthal)

Boeing’s fourth 787 Dreamliner airframe took flight for the first today, jetting from Paine Field (PAE) in Everett to Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle, with a brief stop at Moses Lake (MWH) in between.

While the latest Dreamliner in the sky is designated with build number ZA004 as the fourth off the assembly line, it is actually only the third to fly. ZA003 is still being prepared for its flight later this month. Registered N7874, the new jetliner will be used for testing ETOPS (extend twin-engine operations), community noise, and flight loads.

Special thanks to David Lilienthal for the spectacular coverage.

Boeing 787 test flight N7874

(Photo by David Lilienthal)

Boeing 787 test flight N7874

(Photo by David Lilienthal)

Boeing 787 test flight N7874

(Photo by David Lilienthal)

Boeing 787 test flight N7874

(Photo by David Lilienthal)

Boeing 787 test flight N7874

(Photo by David Lilienthal)



About the Author

Phil Derner Jr.
Phil Derner founded NYCAviation in 2003. A lifetime aviation enthusiast that grew up across the water from La Guardia Airport, Phil has aviation experience as a Loadmaster, Operations Controller and Flight Dispatcher. He owns and operates NYCAviation and performs duties as an aviation expert through writing, consulting, public speaking and media appearances. You can reach him by email or follow him on Twitter.




 
 

 

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  • aziz

    This aircraft is so so beautiful and looks cool.

  • aziz

    This aircraft is so so beautiful and looks cool.

  • Paul Stuhlfaut

    Wow!!!!! These photos are beautiful! Way to go, Dave. That new camera is really good.

    Paul Stuhlfaut

  • Paul Stuhlfaut

    Wow!!!!! These photos are beautiful! Way to go, Dave. That new camera is really good.

    Paul Stuhlfaut

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