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Boeing 787 Dream Tour Wraps Up With Stops in Australia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan and Morocco

The 787 Dream Tour visited the Singapore Air Show in February 2012. (Photo by Maxene Huiyu, CC BY-NC-ND)

The Boeing 787 Dream Tour plane, ZA003 (N787BX), must soon return to the Boeing test fleet, but not before one last leg of its worldwide goodwill expedition takes it through Australia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan and Morocco in late May and early June.

May 24 – Sydney, Australia
May 29 – Auckland, New Zealand
May 31 – Darwin, Australia
June 1 – Tashkent, Uzbekistan
June 3 – Casablanca, Morocco

Airlines visited will include four 787 customers: Qantas (50), Air New Zealand (10), Uzbekistan Airways (2) and Royal Air Maroc (4).

Boeing says nearly 60,000 visitors have had the opportunity to board the Dreamliner through the first six legs of the Dream Tour, and an additional 6,000 are expected before the conclusion.

While major testing for the 787-8 is complete, the remaining test fleet will continue to be used to gauge design improvements, as well as new features to be found on the upcoming 787-9.

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