787 Overview

Boeing 787 Profile

The Boeing 787 developed as the Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner,(from January 28, 2005 will be known as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner) is a super-efficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size. Customers will enjoy forty- to sixty-percent more cargo revenue capacity.

In addition to improving airplane performance and team efficiency, computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel testing contribute to safety, the ultimate design goal.

Boeing 787 Configurations:

  • Boeing 787-300 Dreamliner, optimized for shorter flights, will carry 290 – 330 passengers in two classes up to 6.500 kilometers.
  • Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner will carry 210 – 250 passengers in three classes, with a range of up to 15.700 kilometers.
  • Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner, a longer version of the 787-800, will carry 250 – 290 passengers in three classes up to 15,400 kilometers.

The Boeing Company’s board of directors has approved the formal launch on April 26th, 2004 of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet based on firm order for 50 787s from ANA (All Nippon Airways) and the overall strong business case for the new airplane. The ANA order is the largest launch order in history for a new Boeing commercial jet. Production will begin in 2006. First flight is expected in 2007 with certification, delivery and entry into service occurring in 2008

Large Boeing 787 assemblies will be transported to the final assembly site on board modified 747-400s. This transport plan will result in saving of 20 to 40 percent over traditional shipping methods and reduce the amount of time it takes the large parts to arrive at the final assembly site from as many as 30 days to only one day. Boeing estimates the savings of using air transport instead of shipping will be recouped within the first few years of production of the 787.

Developing Nation: United States of America.
Manufacturer/Designer: Boeing Company.
First Flight:


First Delivery: 2008.
Boeing 787-800 Dreamliner.
Cockpit crew: 2.
Passengers: 200 – 300.
Cargo capacity: 5 pallets + 5 LD3s.
Wing Span: 59 m.
Wing Area: m².
Length: 56 m.
Height: m.
Engine (s):

– Two General Electric GENX (GE Next Generation).

– Two Rolls Royce’s Trent 1000.


– Empty: Kg.

– Fuel: Kg.

– Max. payload: Kg.

Max. Take off weight: 201.200 Kg.
Max. Landing weight: Kg.
Cruise Speed: Mach 0,85.
Max. Speed: km/h at m.
Service ceiling: m.
Max. ceiling: m.
Max. Range: 15.700 km.
Performance: Max. endurance hours.