Boeing has confirmed the 787 ‘Dream Tour’ will draw to a close with a seventh leg of international trips.
During the tour, a refurbished flight test airplane has demonstrated the Dreamliner’s capabilities to more than 59,000 guests with an estimated 6,000 more to see it during the upcoming stops.
On May 23rd, the airplane known as ZA003 will depart Boeing Field for Sydney, Australia.
Airline officials, government representatives, Boeing employees, suppliers and members of the media will tour the airplane during this leg of the tour. Below are the landing dates for each stop during leg seven.
May 24th – Sydney, Australia
May 29th – Auckland, New Zealand
May 31st – Darwin, Australia
June 1st – Tashkent, Uzbekistan
June 3rd – Casablanca, Morocco
Upon completion of the tour, ZA003 will go through a scheduled maintenance period and resume its duties in the 787 flight test fleet.
While certification of the baseline 787 models has completed, additional testing is being conducted on airline-specific features, product enhancements, and technologies that will be introduced on the next member of the 787 family, the 787-9.
The Dream Tour airplane is outfitted with the 787’s special cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting.
The airplane is configured with a luxurious business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy class section.