25 May 2012
25 May 2012
The Boeing 787 Dream Tour will draw to a close with a seventh leg of international trips where a refurbished flight test airplane has demonstrated the Dreamliner's capabilities to more than 59,000 guests with an estimated 6,000 more to see it during the upcoming stops.
According to Boeing, on May 23, the airplane known as ZA003 will depart Boeing Field for Sydney, Australia. Airline officials, government representatives, Boeing employees, suppliers and members of the media will tour the airplane during this leg of the tour. Below are the landing dates for each stop during leg seven.
Boeing says that upon completion of the tour, ZA003 will go through a scheduled maintenance period and resume its duties in the 787 flight test fleet. While certification of the baseline 787 models has completed, additional testing is being conducted on airline-specific features, product enhancements, and technologies that will be introduced on the next member of the 787 family, the 787-9.
The Dream Tour airplane is outfitted with the 787's special cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting and Boeing say the airplane is configured with a luxurious business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy class section.