There is a lot of prep work for Boeing to prepare the first 787 Dreamliner to be delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA). This video takes you behind the scenes,  highlighting some of the tasks completed before ANA took their own final inspection of aircraft ZA101 ’“ JA801A.

“Our inspection is very important. We have to receive the high-quality airplane for our customers,” says Nobutaka Tazawa, chief airplane inspector for ANA of Japan, the launch customer for the 787.

ANA concluded a thorough inspection, including checking the windscreen wipers, that lasted ten hours. It appears that everything is ready to go for the official delivery on Monday morning. This is going to be one amazing event and I can’t wait to share it.

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Well, the Japanese are a very clean type of folks. A single drop of tea would spill and that customer would assume a whole flight of quilt!

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