Sunday, February 17, 2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Role: Wide-body jet airliner. National origin: United States. Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes. First flight: December 15, 2009. Introduction: October 26, 2011, with All Nippon Airways. Status: Certificated, currently grounded worldwide 02/17/13. Primary users: All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, Air India. Produced: 2007–present. Number built: 49 (January 2013) Program cost: US$32 billion (Boeing's expenditure as of 2011) Unit cost: 787-8: US$206.8 million (2012) 787-9: US$243.6 million (2012)

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Seating: 210 to 250 passengers. Range: 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 kilometers) Configuration: Twin aisle. Cross Section: 226 inches (574 centimeters) Wing Span: 197 feet (60 meters) Length: 186 feet (57 meters) Height: 56 feet (17 meters) Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85 Total Cargo Volume: 4,400 cubic feet. Maximum Takeoff Weight: 502,500 pounds (227,930 kilograms) Program milestones: Authority to offer late 2003. Program launch April 2004. Assembly start 2006. First flight December 2009.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing / All Nippon Airways Boeing787-8(N787EX) Date: 5 July 2010. Source: Photo by Cassiopeia_sweet. Author: Cassiopeia_sweet. Permission: (Reusing this file) PD-self.

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Boeing: Commercial Airplanes: Boeing's Official Statement on 787 Dreamliner 02/09/13 - ZA005, Boeing's fifth 787 flight test airplane, departed from Boeing Field at 12:32 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, Jan. 9, with a crew of 13 onboard (Boeing pilots and flight test personnel). The flight lasted 2 hours and 19 minutes, landing back at Boeing Field at 2:51 p.m. Pacific time. The crew reports that the flight was uneventful.

During the flight, the crew monitored the performance of the main and APU batteries. Special equipment onboard ZA005, which is currently the only member of the Boeing 787 flight test fleet in service, allowed the crew to observe and record detailed battery performance in normal flight conditions.
Data gathered during the flight is considered part of the investigations into the 787 battery events that occurred in January. For that reason, we cannot share any additional details.

We have no flights planned for ZA005 Sunday, but plan to resume flights early this coming week. As a matter of long-standing practice, we do not provide flight schedules in advance of flight plans being filed.

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