Boeing unveils Dreamliner test interior

4 Feb 2010 by Mark Caswell

Boeing has released an image of the first 787 aircraft to feature interior seating, albeit being used solely during the Dreamliner’s test flights.

Okay so this particular seating layout is unlikely to feature on any of the manufacturer’s delivered aircraft, as the “partial interior” features just 135 seats onboard, but the image does at least give the viewer a sense of the space inside the cabin, and the layout of the overhead storage bins and lighting.

Boeing says it has kitted out its third flight test plane (ZA003) with the seats to “test the passenger experience elements of the airplane”. Aside from the seats the manufacturer has configured the aircraft with “multiple lavatories and two crew rests”, which require certification along with the lighting, stowage bins, dimmable windows and galleys.

ANA will be the first carrier to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner, with the launch currently planned for the fourth quarter of this year. 

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