Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Boeing
Markings
All Nippon Airways / Boeing Flight Test, 2009
Designation
787-8
Registration
N787EX
Serial Number
ZA002

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the latest in Boeing’s family of jet airliners that began with the 707 in the late 1950s. The Dreamliner incorporates a large number of technological innovations that serve to enhance the aircraft’s performance in terms of both flight and economics. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials instead of aluminum. Nearly 80% of the aircraft is made of carbon fiber composites. This, along with new advanced engines and aerodynamic innovations in the shape of the aircraft’s wings, make the 787 one of the most fuel efficient and cost effective jet airliners ever built. Flight testing on the 787 began in 2009 with the first aircraft entering service with All Nippon Airways in 2011. Boeing has received orders for over 1,000 aircraft in three major variants.

Service History

Built by Boeing Aircraft Company at Everett, Washington and delivered on December 22, 2009. This is the second prototype of the 787-8 Dreamliner to be produced. It participated along with the other prototypes in the aircraft testing and certification that lasted from late 2009 until 2011. After the testing program was completed the aircraft was placed in storage at Palmdale, California. It was donated to the Pima Air & Space Museum in 2015.

Specifications
Wingspan 197 feet 3 inches
Length 186 feet
Height 55 feet 6 inches
Weight 502,500 pounds
Max. Speed 593 miles per hour
Service Ceiling 43,000 feet
Range 7,850 miles
Engines 2 Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 high bypass turbofans with 64,000 pounds of thrust each
Crew 2 flight crew, 5-6 flight attendants, 310 passengers