As Qatar Airways gets ready to take delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner, it has released a video showing how the aircraft was assembled at Boeing's facilities in Seattle.
Qatar Airways is the Middle East launch customer of the 787 with 60 aircraft on order. The first is due to be delivered this week making its maiden journey from Seattle to Doha.
“This is a fascinating insight into the world of aviation and promises to be an eye opener for many people as they see the assembly of our first Boeing 787, the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft,” Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said about the video. “Special cameras and technology have been used to film the video over many months as our aircraft is assembled in Seattle, painted and rolled out of Boeing’s production line. This is an historic week as we officially take delivery of our first 787 and prepare to fly it home to Doha for what truly will be a moment of pride and joy for all those associated with the newest aircraft to join our fleet.”
The 787 Dreamliner is made up of composite materials making it lighter and more fuel efficient than any comparable aircraft of its size and range. Key features include larger windows, lower cabin pressure at higher altitude ensuring less fatigue, mood lighting throughout the aircraft and more passenger space and comfort.