A 787 Dreamliner composite fuselage section at its Developmental Center in Seattle. The section, made as part of the new airplane development process, proves the manufacturing techniques that will be used for the first time with the airplane. By building
The 787 Program Global Collaboration Center enables a virtual workspace that allows engineers on the 787 program, including its partners in Australia, Japan, Italy, Canada and across the United States, to make concurrent design changes to the airplane in
Moving major 787 assemblies by air to the 787s Everett, Wash. final assembly facility could save 20 to 40 percent compared to traditional shipping methods, and reduce delivery times to as little as one day from as many as 30 today.
The 787 Dreamliner
The Large Cargo Freighters entire aft fuselage will swing open for loading. Modifications to enlarge the upper fuselage will increase the volume of the main cargo deck to 65,000 cubic feet (1,845 cu m), three times more than the 747-400 Freighter.
Gamesa Aeronautica, the first Spanish supplier supporting the 787 Dreamliner program, is teaming with Boeing on the design of the airplanes critical swing zone, the part of the airplanes aft fuselage that opens to allow loading of 787 composite structures
The LCF takes to the air for the first time
Modifications to enlarge the upper fuselage will increase the volume of the main cargo deck to 65,000 cubic feet (1,845m3), 300 percent more capacity than the 747-400 Freighter, the largest freighter in regularly scheduled service.