Being based in Seattle, this is such a beautiful photo. Can't until this is a common sight. Photo from Don Wilson / Port of Seattle

Being based in Seattle, this is such a beautiful photo. Can't until this is a common sight. Photo by Don Wilson / Port of Seattle. Click for larger.

On Monday, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ZA005) made a special visit to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).  The visit was to help prepare the airport and ground crews for future Dreamliner operations.

ZA005 was at SEA for about two hours completing a gate check, making sure the grew could operate the jet bridge, load cargo, plug in the aircraft and more.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be the first airline to start Dreamliner operations to and from Seattle later this fiscal year. Before then, they have announced their intention to start the flight to Narita (NRT) a bit earlier with a Boeing 777.

“We are delighted that we will be soon launching the Seattle-Tokyo service, our 7th gateway in the US,” ANA Seattle Office General Manager Toshio Nomura told AirlineReporter.com. “Originally, we had planned to operate this route with the Boeing 787 starting later this year, but felt that it is significant for us to come here, the home of Dreamliner, sooner and capture the summer demand. Because of that, we plan to use a 777 and transition to the 787 later in the year. ANA looks forward to having you on board to experience the high quality service we thrive upon.”

ZA005 taxis at Sea-Tac.

ZA005 taxis at Sea-Tac. Photo by Don Wilson / Port of Seattle. Click for larger.

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Ground crew welcome the 787 to Sea-Tac. Photo by Don Wilson / Port of Seattle. Click for larger.

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Ground crew practice loading cargo onto ZA005. Photo by Don Wilson / Port of Seattle. Click for larger.

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N787FT sits at S-Terminal at SEA. Photo by Don Wilson / Port of Seattle. Click for larger.

Soon, it will be a common site seeing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off from SEA.

Soon, it will be a common site seeing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner taking off from SEA. Photo by Don Wilson / Port of Seattle. Click for larger.

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3 Comments
Philip Ng

Such a beautiful jet!

Runway1R

Great jet, ugly livery. The dream tour livery looks much better. And did you say plug in the aircraft? For some reason I just imagine a little extension cord coming out of the nose and they plug in the plane to any old outlet xD

It really is a beautiful look plane. I like the wing design. Well done, Boeing.

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