The Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ZA001) and Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (RC020) flying side-by-side. Photo by Boeing. Click for much larger.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ZA001) and Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (RC020) flying side-by-side. Photo by Boeing. Click for much larger.

If a picture is worth a 1000 words, this is worth probably around a million. This is the eye candy of eye candy for airline nerds, so please enjoy the 747-8 Intercontinental (RC001) and the 787 Dreamliner (ZA001) flying next to each other during flight tests. The photo was taken April 16 by flight test photographer Leo Dejillas over Washington state. Yea, he has a rough job huh? Click the photo for a larger version.

UPDATE: Boeing has a great link to make this image your desktop background. It is now mine!

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That 747-8 is just massive compared to the 787. The RR Trent engine on the 787 looks enormous, however.

I suppose there are no immediate or definitive plans to repaint the 787 in the sunrise livery. I have to say that I like the sunrise a lot better than the blue Boeing livery. It would be lovely to see something like this with a 777 flying along.

Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

Rob Goodman

Dude GREAT photo, Thanks for it.


Any chance this aircraft could become the replacement aircraft for Air Force One. It could kinda like ‘keep it in the family’ don’t you think. Let’s see what an artist impression of that would look like, I’ll be waitin’!!!

It is a great pictures for my dream aircraft Boeing 787.I love it and as a long time flight engineer i hope one day i will work on it.Congratulation again for my Boeing company for making us proud again.

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Turkish Airlines will buy 15 of these planes this year, Airbus 380 will not be purchased, Airbus 380 had cracks in his wings, it is just discovered recently and it is a big major problem for Airbus,

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