Boeing begins final assembly on 787-9

Fuselage sections are six metres longer than 787-8

Boeing has begun final assembly on the 787-9 at its base in Everett, Washington, USA. The fuselage sections are 20 feet (6 metres) longer than the 787-8.
It will carry 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers), while using 20% less fuel than similarly sized aircraft types.
Air New Zealand is the launch customer for the 787-9, expected to join that airline’s international network from mid-2014. Boeing said in a statement that its global partners had “delivered the first 787-9 sections to final assembly on or ahead of schedule.”
Boeing has also made deliveries in recent days to two new airline customers for the 787-8, China Southern and Thomson (Tui).
[photo courtesy Boeing]


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