Boeing 787

Boeing 787

Boeing 787 or 787 Dreamliner is a wide-body twin engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing. One of the main design features of the Boeing 787 at the time was its increased use of advanced composite materials in several aircraft structures, its ultra-low fuel consumption, high efficiency, low pollutant emissions, and a comfortable cabin design.

Prior to the renaming in January 2005, the aircraft’s initial name was 7E7. The 787’s first appearance was at the launch ceremony of the Everett plant on July 8, 2007. The production of the 787 involves large-scale cooperation with many suppliers worldwide. The final assembly is carried out at the Boeing plant in Everett, Washington, and the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Originally planned to enter service in May 2008, the project experienced several delays. The airliner’s first flight was conducted on December 15, 2009, and flight testing was completed in mid-2011. According to reports, Boeing spent $32 billion on the 787 development program. The main competitors for the 787 Dreamliner are Airbus A350 and A330neo.

Role: Wide-body jet airliner
Manufacturer
: Boeing
Country: United States
First flight: December 15, 2009
Introduction: October 26, 2011 (All Nippon Airways)

Produced: 2007-Present
Status: In service

Price:

  • 787-8: US$248.30 million
  • 787-9: US$292.50 million
  • 787-10: US$338.40 million

Variants

Boeing 787 was designed as one of the fuel efficient airliners to replace the older models such as the Boeing 767. The aircraft also utilized many improved design elements such as raked wingtips, and increased use of composite materials.

787-8

Boeing 787-8 is the shortest variant with length of 56.72 m (186 ft 1 in). It has a typical seating capacity for 242 passengers. 787-8 has a flight range of 13,620 km (7,355 nmi). 

787-9

Boeing 787-9 is the mid-size variant with a length of 62.81 m (206 ft 1 in). It has a typical seating capacity for 290 passengers. 787-9 has a flight range of 14,140 km (7,635 nmi). 

787-10

Boeing 787-10 is the longest variant with length of 68.28 m (224 ft). It has a typical seating capacity for 330 passengers. 787-10 has a flight range of 11,910 km (6,430 nmi).

Specifications

Cockpit crew: 2
Seating (1-class): 359-440
Seating (2-class): 242-330
Length: 186 ft 1 in (56.72 m) – 224 ft (68.28 m)
Wing aspect ratio: 9.59
Wing area: 4,058 sq ft (377 m²)
Wing sweep: 32.2°
Wingspan: 197 ft 3 in (60.12 m)
Height: 55 ft 6 in (16.92 m) – 55 ft 10 in (17.02 m)
Fuselage Cabin width: 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
Fuselage external width: 18 ft 11 in (5.77 m)
Fuselage Cabin height: 19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
MTOW: 502,500 lb (227,930 kg) – 560,000 lb (254,011 kg)
Maximum Payload: 90,500 lb (43,318 kg) – 126,300 lb (57,277 kg)
Speed (cruise): Mach 0.85 (488 kn; 903 km/h)
Speed (Max.): Mach 0.90 (516 kn; 956 km/h)
Range: 6,430 nmi (11,910 km) – 7,635 nmi (14,140 km)
Takeoff: 8,500 ft (2,600 m) – 9,300 ft (2,800 m)
Ceiling: 41,100 ft (12,500 m) – 43,100 ft (13,100 m)
Engines (x2): General Electric GEnx-1B / Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
Thrust (×2): 64,000 lbf (280 kN) – 76,000 lbf (340 kN)