As reported earlier in the week, the second Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ZA002) is currently in Japan undergoing Service Readiness Validation. Even though words about what is going on in Japan is interesting, photos are even better. Boeing has been doing a pretty great job posting photos on their Flickr account, but they also have some slick hi-resolution photos on their media page that I wanted to share. All the photos below were taken by Boeing and have the description from Boeing below each one. Click on any photo for a much larger version. Enjoy!

The Boeing 787 flight test airplane ZA002 readied for departure from Boeing Field to Japan on Saturday, July 2. Over the coming days, Boeing and 787 launch customer ANA will conduct an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service. Photo by Boeing.

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The Boeing 787 flight test airplane ZA002 readied for departure from Boeing Field to Japan on Saturday, July 2. Over the coming days, Boeing and 787 launch customer ANA will conduct an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service.

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TOKYO, July 4, 2011 – The Boeing 787 debuted in Asia on July 3 with a landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo at 6:21 a.m. (local time). Over the coming days, Boeing and ANA will conduct an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service. Photo by Boeing.

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TOKYO, July 4, 2011 – The Boeing 787 debuted in Asia on July 3 with a landing at Haneda Airport in Tokyo at 6:21 a.m. (local time). Over the coming days, Boeing and ANA will conduct an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service.

TOKYO, July 4, 2011 – Employees representing 787 launch customer ANA welcomed the 787 flight test airplane ZA002 to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Over the coming days, Boeing and ANA will conduct an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service. Photo by Boeing.

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TOKYO, July 4, 2011 – Employees representing 787 launch customer ANA welcomed the 787 flight test airplane ZA002 to Haneda Airport in Tokyo. Over the coming days, Boeing and ANA will conduct an important validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service.

Photo by Boeing.

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Boeing and ANA conducted a number of validation exercises with 787 flight test airplane ZA002 at Itami Airport in Osaka, Japan, on July 5.

Photo by Boeing.

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Boeing and ANA are conducting a week-long validation of their readiness for the 787 Dreamliner’s entry into service. Ground crews from ANA tow the 787 Dreamliner into position.

Photo by Boeing. Click for larger.

Photo by Boeing. Click for larger.

ANA pilots, together with Boeing, flew a flight test 787, known as ZA002, on actual airline routes in Japan using airline dispatch and flight rules. Boeing and 787 launch customer ANA are simulating in-service operations on the airline’s domestic routes to validate service readiness.

It is odd to think that someday it will be standard practice seeing the 787 Dreamliner operating standard passenger service. I guess for us airline geeks, it will always be special.

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R.Balamurugan

i want to know about the operation and maintenance of air planes like Boeing and others

There are some great videos on Boeing’s Youtube channel as well:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Boeing

Incredible photos, what an amazingly streamlined and efficient looking cockpit. Also it is great to see Japan experience something positive after the devastating affects of the earthquake / tsunami they experienced earlier this year.

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