High-Resolution Photo: United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner comes out of the paint hangar. Photo from The Boeing Company.

High-Resolution Photo: United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner comes out of the paint hangar. Photo from The Boeing Company.

At 5:00am this morning, United Airlines rolled out their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner from the paint hangar at Paine Field. It was a bit too early for this Airline Reporter, so I have had to take a look at photos, like everyone else.

The video of this morning’s event, should be available on Thursday. That should also be the day, I will get the opportunity to check out the interior of this beautiful plane and see it first-hand. I know many of you have been critical of the “new” United livery, but this looks dang good.

High-Resolution Photo: United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner comes out of the paint hangar. Photo from The Boeing Company.

High-Resolution Photo: United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner comes out of the paint hangar. Photo from The Boeing Company.

The interior cabin will use blues and grays, which are consistent with the airline’s newer aircraft today. The 787 will also debut a new in-flight entertainment system that according to United will offer, “more intuitive browsing and more filtering options.”

To start preparations for the first 787 delivery, United has already installed a full-flight simulator at their Houston hub and has started training pilots,  flight attendants and mechanics.

After United takes delivery of their first 787 in September, they will conduct a variety of tests before the aircraft enters service later in the fall. United is hoping to take delivery of five 787 Dreamliners before the end of 2012.

High-Resolution Photo: United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner comes out of the paint hangar. Photo from The Boeing Company.

High-Resolution Photo: United’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner comes out of the paint hangar. Photo from The Boeing Company.

Stay tuned for Thursday, August 2nd. Starting at about 10am PT, United will be giving a tour of the interior of their 787 Dreamliner at Paine Field to invited guests and media. You better believe I am more than excited to be going. Be sure to follow along on my Twitter and Facebook.

MORE PHOTOS OF UNITED’S BOEING 787 PAINT HANGAR ROLL OUT:
* Jon Ostrower got some screen shots of the live video feed this morning
* Local ABC Station, KOMO4, has posted photos taken from their helicopter this morning of United’s 787

PREVIOUS PHOTOS OF UNITED’S 787 DREAMLINER:
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24 Comments
Monster.

it looks like Boeing’s sales livery

And that is part of the purpose 🙂

David

Monster.

I dont know im kind of skeptical that will coax sales.

RH Hastings

maybe, but ANA’s big ‘787’ livery makes this one seem rather muted.

Call me Runway

Cant wait to see one of these flying at Dulles. What will the registration be? N787UA?

That would be great, but it is N20904.

David

N787UA is actually a 777-222ER.

I would like to have seen a bigger “787” plastered on the side….but its not bad.

Me too. I understand why they wanted to keep their “new” brand as intact as possible, but a “787” somewhere (like ANA) would have been nice.

David

When Eastern launched the 757 in 1983,they did special 757 branding for their 757s as ANA and @United did with the 787s but EAL went all in with “757” on the tail. UA did nothing special before when it launched the 767 and 777 so this is a nice step forward. See the EA 757 launch at http://tinyurl.com/bw2an2y

Looking forward to your interior pics.

Too bad that N787UA was already assigned. It also seems strange to see a tail number that doesn’t end with 2 letters.

Hearing Rhapsody in Blue at this event was much better than hearing Boeing’s spokesman yapping at the Boeing 787 rollout and 1st flight webcasts

sorry if i missed this info, but what routes will see this plane first????

They were going to do IAH-AKL but cancelled that route before it started, but now the first 787 international route will be DEN-NRT. No other international routes announced.

RH Hastings

Without the gold cheatline, the plane would be rather, well, just a plain white airplane with a blue vertical stabilizer!

Kris Ziel

DEN-NRT won’t be the first international one, just the first announced one. No way they will be flying a plane on domestic runs for more than five months before flying it on real routes. It’s almost swappable with the low load factor GE 777 flights without any major seat assignment changes.

James Zyzzerman

Before placing their new 787 into commercial service I believe they intend to fly it around the USA to the various Hubs (SFO,ORD,LAX,DEN,IAH,etc.) to show it off to the various commercial customers and high level flyers. So stay tuned.

No wonder that this plane is one of the nicest planes in the world. The smoothest, the fastest, the quietest and the longest range jetliner ever built. Vietnam Airlines and Korean Air are waiting to receive their first Boeing 787s.

The top speed of the Boeing 787 is 677 miles per hour and the maximum cruising altitude of the Boeing 787 is 45,200 feet above the ground or sea level. This aircraft is very amazing and I love it so much that I cannot wait to see it in real life!

You really love this airplane, huh? I also love this awesome Boeing 787 aircraft, too!

Yup, just because its a beautiful aircraft that I love it so much and this is a United Airlines Boeing 787.

That’s true! This is a United Airlines Boeing 787. I agree with you!

We all love the Boeing 787!

Nice Boeing 787 airplane! This aircraft is extremely beautiful.

Of course we all love the Boeing 787!!

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