British Airways has welcomed the arrival of our first 787-9 Dreamliner. This time-lapse video takes you behind the scenes at Boeing’s factory where the aircraft is expertly built.
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The 787-9 is 20ft longer than its 787-8 predecessor, making room for our new painstakingly designed eight seat First cabin. The 787-9 started flying to Delhi in October 2015, followed by Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur and Austin.
The behind the scenes footage shows the massive production that is involved in constructing the Dreamliner with parts flown in from all over the world on 747 Dreamlifter cargo planes.The wings of the planes are lifted into place as are the engines and finally it is finished with a spray paint of the British Airways logo.
British Airways says its new 787-9 will start flying to Delhi this month. Routes to Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Kuala Lumpur and Austin will follow.The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner seats around 250 passengers, has a flight range of 8,200 nautical miles and uses 20 per cent less fuel than the 747s.