Last night Boeing completed the painting of the first 787-9 Dreamliner with the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. According to Boeing, “This refreshed look for the Boeing family began with the 747-8 and evolved with the 737 MAX. The new livery retains many of the features of the original 787-8 livery, adding a prominent number on the tail to help distinguish among models within the same product family.”
I took a quick trip over to Paine Field to try and spot the first 787-9, but it appears that soon after Boeing first rolled it out of the paint hangar, they rolled it into another hanger, likely for a special employee event.
Boeing is expecting the 787-9 will take first flight in late summer and then Air New Zealand will take the first delivery by mid-2014 in one of two of ailine’s new liveries.
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