Previously, we have seen photos of the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (ZB001) taken while dark out, but now we get to see the aircraft in the light of day.
Yesterday, the first 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of the factory and was towed to the flight line, where Boeing will prepare the aircraft for its first flight later this summer. After the test flights are completed, the first 787-9 is expected to be delivered to Air New Zealand by mid-2014.
The 787-9 is 20 feet longer than the 787-8, allowing the aircraft to carry an additional 40 passengers and fly an extra 300 nautical miles. A typical configuration for the 787-8 can hold between 210-250 passengers, while the 787-9 can carry 250-290 and the larger 787-10 will hold about 300-330.
MORE BOEING 787-9 PHOTOS/VIDEOS:
- PHOTOS: First 787-9 Dreamliner in New Boeing Livery
- VIDEO & PHOTOS: Roll Out of First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
- Air New Zealand Shows Off New Livery Times Two on 787-9
- The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Starts Coming Together
- Additional information and fun 787-9 stuff from Boeing