As frequent travellers, we are only ever interested in the final product itself, but for an airline, the process of adding a new aircraft model to its fleet requires preparation years in advance. During our trip to Boeing's manufacturing facility at Everett, Seattle, last month, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific scored an inside look into the inner workings of the B787 Dreamliner. Here is our photo tour:
Entrance of the Boeing Dreamliner Gallery
All three Dreamliner variants – the B787-8, B787-9 and B787-10
A total of 61 customers have placed orders for the B787
Singapore Airlines leads the way by being the first ever customer to order the B787-10
Larger electrochromic windows on the Dreamliner that can be adjusted at a push of a button – capable of blocking out up to 99.5% of light!
A life-sized empty cabin mockup to allow customers to better designate space accordingly
A cabin mockup comprising off-the-shelf premium economy seats arranged in a 2-4-2 layout
Stowage bin on the B787 that is based on a new design, ensuring more space than ever!
The Dreamliner Gallery has a seat exhibition that showcases many popular designs – here's the acclaimed Zodiac Cirrus seat!
A premium economy seat being showcased
Yes, even the lavatories are individually chosen...
... as are the equipment used to heat inflight meals!
For more information visit boeing.com