29-Jul-2013 10:23 AM

Boeing rolls out 787-9 with first new Boeing livery

Boeing announced (27-Jul-2013) it continues to make progress on the first 787-9, which also has become the first 787 to don the new Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. The 787-9 will complement and extend the 787 family, offering airlines the ability to grow routes opened with the 787-8. With the fuselage stretched by 6m the 787-9 will carry 40 more passengers an additional 300nm. Boeing is on track to roll out and fly the 787-9, currently in final production, in late summer. First delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand is set for mid-2014. [more - original PR]