This is it folks. The big game. On Monday September 26, 2011 at 9am Pacific Time, Boeing will deliver its first 787 Dreaminer — to All Nippon Airways (ANA).

I wanted to give you all a quick run-down of what will be happening when, so you can follow along. I plan to try and cover this historical, multi-day event as best as I can on my blogTwitter and Facebook accounts.  Here is a basic schedules of the events over three days so you know what to follow when:

Starting in the morning, Boeing will give media and guests briefings on the 787 interior, engines and overview. After a tour of the factory, media will be off to the Dreamliner Gallery. Be sure to follow the Twitter list (seen below) to catch any news, information and of course photos all through out the day. If you have any questions about the 787 test program, ANA or Boeing, let me know, I might ask it for you.

The official delivery celebration will start at 9am PT, but I will most likely start my coverage at about 8am PT. Boeing will offer a live feed to cover the delivery events starting at 9am PT. You will find the feed on their special ANA 787 First Delivery website.

Early in the morning in Seattle, ANA will fly their first Boeing 787 from Paine Field to Japan, where Boeing will be providing another live feed of the take off. According to ANA, the take off is scheduled for about 7am PT. I will be covering the event starting at about 5:30am PT (with lots of coffee).


* First 787 ANA routes announced
* Video tour of ANA’s first 787 JA801A
* Photo tour of JA801A: Interior and Exterior
* Photo of ZA001 and Boeing’s first 747-8I flying side-by-side
* Interview with ANA about working with Boeing on the 787 Dreamliner
* Photo tour of the 787 line in the Boeing factory
* See the different liveries on 787s at Paine Field in Nov 2010
* Amazing photos of ZA001 flying next to a Boeing 40C
* Interior tour of ZA003
* The Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s first flight

This is just a basic idea of the scheduled events, they of course are subject to change.

* Take off on Tuesday is set for 7am PT.
* Changed some times and events as I received an updated schedule.

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Video: Boeing Preps The First 787 Dreamliner Before Delivery
Mark C. (OKC)

Too bad the weather will not cooperate with Boeing. Looks to be raining on Monday and Tuesday. Hope they can catch a break and a rainbow to celebrate this awesome event.

Living in Seattle almost my whole life, I have learned that most of the time, the weather is the exact opposite of what is forecast. The majority of the event will be taking place inside the Future of Flight, so even if Seattle gives us its worst, we will be good to go :).


Mark C. (OKC)

Well, living here in Oklahoma…. we tend to take forecasting perhaps too seriously…. tornados makes us jumpy. Having been in Seattle last year for a week, I believe you about the weather…. rain in the morning and blue skies later in the afternoon is what we saw most of the time. And the type of rain in Seattle is minor compared to what we see around here. Hoping for blue skies none the less….. Have fun.

Hopefully the first of many more successful initial deliveries to come.

A little rain never hurt a Boeing delivery!
The thing to worry about is the P-soup fog KPAE gets this time of year. Sometimes it hangs around all day and doesn’t burn of until 3 or 4.

Luiz Sergio Pinto Guedes

Congratulations and Success, Boeing and All Nippon Airways for the Boeing-787 delivered today, 27-September-2011

Luiz Sergio Pinto Guedes
Av. Bartolomeu de Gusmão 46 apto 911-D, 11045-400 Santos, SP, Brasil
telephones 55-13-32279281, 55-13-91737222

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