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On August 6th, Boeing unveiled the first Boeing 787 Dreamilner to be delivered to All Nippon Airways (ANA). Invited guests and media were able to tour the interior of the aircraft and see what the future holds. This is my interior tour video with shots of  the economy layout, the cockpit, some exterior shots and the new windows.

One of the first things passengers will notice, when boarding the 787, are the windows.  The 787’s new composite body allowed Boeing to make the windows larger, allowing much more natural light into the cabin. Passengers will also notice a lack of sunshades, they have been replaced with a button where one can choose different levels of tinting. This means, even on the darkest tint, people can sleep or watch their in-flight entertainment, all while being able to see outside. The cabin crew have the ability to lighten or darken all the windows at the same time, which will reduce turn around time and eliminate having to ask passengers to raise or lower their shades (see photo of cabin in dim mode).

According to Jon Ostrower, Boeing has completed certification testing for the Dreamliner on August 13th. At this point, Boeing has not yet confirmed it, but an announcement is expected later today. Boeing has stated that they hope to complete FAA certification before the end of August to deliver the first aircraft (ZA101) to ANA in September. To date, seven 787 test planes have completed more than 4800 hours of flight testing.

MORE 787 DREAMLINER STUFF:
* Interior photo tour of ZA101
* Exterior photo tour of ZA101
* Interior photo tour of ZA003
* Video of ZA001’s first flight

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This is ANA's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (JA801A)

Today, Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) showed off the special livery on the first 787 Dreamliner (ZA101 – JA801A) that is expected to be delivered by the end of September.

As reported previously, the blue lines at the rear of the fuselage are designed to highlight how the three core elements of the airline’s service brand – innovation, uniqueness and the inspiration of modern Japan – operate across the ANA network. Only two Dreamliners will be painted in the special livery, the rest will be in standard ANA livery.

The airline has already announced that they will operate this first Boeing 787 Dreamliner as a charter international flight from Tokyo, Narita to Hong Kong one month after they take delivery.

HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS ARE UP:
* Photos of the 787 Interior
* Photos of the 787 Exterior