The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has landed for the first time in Turkey, making Istanbul the latest destination on its global Dream Tour.
Over the next five days, airline customers, suppliers, and invited guests will get a chance to see first-hand the Dream Tour 787 outfitted with the Dreamliner’s special cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable widows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting.
The 787 Dreamliner made the short flight into Istanbul after spending three days in Moscow and will remain at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport before heading to its next stop in Madrid.
The Dream Tour airplane, ZA003, was originally used for flight testing but has been elegantly refurbished to showcase the standard capabilities and features of the 787, including an interior that highlights the many passenger-preferred features of the airplane.
Made from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow airlines to open new, non-stop routes preferred by the travelling public.
As a result of innovative technologies, the airplane offers unparalleled operating economics, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort.
Boeing also confirmed the sixth instalment of what it is calling the Dream Tour earlier, with the Dreamliner headed to seven more cities.
Stops include cities in the UK, Norway, Italy and the United States.
“The Dream Tour has provided us with a great platform to show customers, partners, government officials and other stakeholders just what the team has achieved with the 787,” said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program.
“It is an honour to showcase this airplane as we bring it around the world.”
The airplane will depart from Seattle on April 21st and will call at:
April 22nd – London Heathrow Airport.
April 23rd – Manchester Airport.
April 25th – London Gatwick Airport.
April 27th – London Heathrow Airport.
May 1st – Oslo, Norway.
May 4th – Taranto, Italy.
May 7th – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - Washington, DC.
May 11th – Dallas, Texas.
May 14th – St. Louis, Missouri.
Dates and locations for additional tour stops will be announced approximately one month in advance.
At many of the stops, local media will have the opportunity to participate in tours of the airplane and discussions with Boeing executives and pilots.