The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American wide-body jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. After dropping its Sonic Cruiser project, Boeing announced the conventional 7E7 on January 29, 2003, focused on efficiency. The program was launched on April 26, 2004, with an order for 50 from All Nippon Airways (ANA), targeting a 2008 introduction. On July 8, 2007, the prototype was rolled out without major systems, and experienced multiple delays until its maiden flight on December 15, 2009. Type certification was received in August 2011 and the first 787-8 was delivered in September 2011 before entering commercial service on October 26, 2011, with ANA.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-haul, widebody, twin-engine jetliner, which features light-weight construction. The aircraft is 80% composite by volume; Boeing lists its materials by weight as 50% composite, 20% aluminum, 15% titanium, 10% steel, and 5% other. Aluminum has been used throughout the wing and tail leading edges, titanium is predominantly present within the elements of the engines and fasteners, while various individual components are composed of steel
|Role||Wide-body jet airliner|
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Boeing Commercial Airplanes|
|First flight||December 15, 2009|
|Introduction||October 26, 2011, with All Nippon Airways|
|Primary users||All Nippon Airways|
|Number built||992 through December 2020|
|Seating, 2-class||242: 24J @85″ + 218Y @32″||290: 28J @85″ + 262Y @32″||330: 32J @85″ + 298Y @32″|
|Seating, 1-class||Max. 359, exit limit 381||Max. 406, exit limit 420||Max. 440, exit limit 440|
|Length||186 ft 1 in (56.72 m)||206 ft 1 in (62.81 m)|
224 ft (68.28 m)
Antonov State Company is a Soviet, and later is a Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing and services company. Antonov's particular expertise is in the fields of very large aeroplanes and aeroplanes using unprepared runways.