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October 13, 2011

Photos: First United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Emerges From Factory

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United Airlines first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

United Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner rolled out of the factory fully assembled early Thursday morning, enroute to becoming the first Dreamliner delivered to a U.S. carrier in early 2012.

United's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner emerges from the assembly facility in Everett, Wash

United's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner emerges from the assembly facility in Everett, Wash.

In a process that began in mid-August, the sections of the 787’s composite fuselage were joined and the wings were attached, followed by installation of several major systems such as the landing gear. Over the next couple of months, the new United jet will have its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines attached. Its interior, comprised of 36 BusinessFirst seats, 63 Economy Plus seats and 120 Economy seat will undergo final installation Then it will be off the paint shop.

An official delivery date has not yet been announced.

United's first 787 Dreamliner is towed past a Boeing sign

United's first 787 Dreamliner is towed past a Boeing sign. (Photo by Patrick Rodwell/Boeing)

United Airlines first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

United Airlines first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Patrick Rodwell/Boeing)



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  • Don’t like it. 

  • … looks like a super-sized 757 – does the flight deck sit lower than the pax cabin too? 

  • … looks like a super-sized 757 – does the flight deck sit lower than the pax cabin too? 

  • sam

    united/continental will be the first us carrier to crash and kill hundreds.  All Nippon next.  A plane that is loaded with issues.  Mark my words.

  • Anonymous

    CAN’T BELIEVE SOMEONE WOULD WRITE THAT ABOUT THE 787 CRASHING.NO BODY IN THERE RIGHT MINE  WOULD SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT. NOW HES HOPING THIS PLANE WOULD GO DOWN TO PROVE A POINT. SICK PERSON.