On this Dreamliner 787 Dreamliner video, witness the rollout of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at its Everett, Washington assembly plant on July 8, 2007. Approximately 15,000 employees, airline dignitaries and media personnel attended this event. On the video, see exclusive close-up shots of the new 787 Dreamliner which was originally due to have its first-flight in early 2009, but has since been delayed. The delay stems from the global supply chain for major components setup by Boeing for the 787 Dreamliner. For example, wings are from Japan, fuselage from Italy, landing gear from France, and doors from France and Sweden. The 787 Dreamliner represents a quantum change for Boeing, being constructed of 50% composites and 15% aluminum (compared to the 777's 50% aluminum and 15% composites)
In order to transport the various 787 Dream liner wings and other sections being fabricated by subcontractors all over the world, Boeing modified several of its 747s to a Dreamlifter cargo configuration by enlarging the 747 fuselage. This Dreamlifter aircraft is also featured prominently on the DVD.
Another 747 was modified to become a flying test bed for the Rolls-Royce engines that will power the 787. One of the 747 engines was replaced with a 787 Rolls-Royce engine so that various tests can be performed on the powered engine while in flight.
Finally, as the day of the 787 rollout approached, Boeing arranged for a special "7-Series" commemorative flight to honor all of the 7x7 series jets that the company has produced, from the 707 to the 777. On the DVD, see these aircraft gather at Paine Field, Everett and takeoff in sequence about every 10 minutes to Boeing Field, Seattle. They were led by a 30 year-old Omega 707 and ended by a new undelivered 777-300ER for Air France.
Run time for the Boeing Dreamliner 787 The Dream Begins video is about 70 minutes. Video format is NTSC DVD
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