In a press release today from Boeing, they have announced the next leg of the 787’s World Tour. This segment takes the aircraft primarily to Europe with stops in the UK, Norway and Italy and then back to the USA with stops in Washington DC, Dallas and St. Louis.
Boeing has been showing off it’s latest marvel (that is until the 747-8i enters service in a few weeks 🙂 ) around the world taking it to the home airports of some of the 787’s initial customers, as well as bringing the 787 to the home airports of some of the vendors involved in the construction of the aircraft. Response has been nothing short of spectacular during these tours.
On a personal note to Boeing, why no GRR on the agenda? remember where the avionics and landing gear came from! 🙂
Here is the press release from Boeing detailing the next phase of the tour:
EVERETT, Wash., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will bring the 787 Dreamliner to seven more cities on the sixth leg of the Dream Tour later this month and continuing into May. Stops include cities in the U.K., Norway, Italy and the U.S.
“The Dream Tour has provided us with a great platform to show customers, partners, government officials and other stakeholders just what the team has achieved with the 787,” said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “It’s an honor to showcase this airplane as we bring it around the world.”
The airplane will depart from Seattle on April 21. The dates listed below are landing dates for each city or airport. Customers, employees, partners, government officials and other stakeholders will be invited to attend tour events at each location. There are no general public tour opportunities.
April 22– London’s Heathrow Airport
April 23 – Manchester Airport
April 25 – London’s Gatwick Airport
April 27 – London’s Heathrow Airport
May 1 – Oslo, Norway
May 4 – Taranto, Italy
May 7 – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Washington, DC
May 11 – Dallas, Texas
May 14 – St. Louis, Missouri
More than 44,500 guests from around the world will have toured the airplane at the end of the fifth segment of the tour later this week and the airplane will have logged more than 82,366 nautical miles (152,542 km). The sixth segment will add an estimated 12,750 more guests and an additional 15,500 nmi (28,702 km).
The Dream Tour airplane, ZA003, is outfitted with the 787’s special cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting. The airplane is configured with a luxurious business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy class section.
Dates and locations for additional tour stops will be announced approximately one month in advance. At many of the stops, local media will have the opportunity to participate in tours of the airplane and discussions with Boeing executives and pilots.
For updates on the 787 Dream Tour, including videos, photos and reports from the tour stops, visit www.newairplane.com/787/dreamtour.
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