Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Fact Sheet

Brief Description:
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is a superefficient airplane with new passenger-pleasing features. It will bring the economics of large jet transports to the middle of the market, using 20 percent less fuel than any other airplane of its size.

Seating:
242 passengers

Range:
7,850 nautical miles (14,500 kilometers)

Configuration:
Twin aisle

Cross Section:
226 inches (574 centimeters)

Wing Span:
197 feet (60 meters)

Length:
186 feet (57 meters)

Height:
56 feet (17 meters)

Cruise Speed:
Mach 0.85

Total Cargo Volume:
4,400 cubic feet

Maximum Takeoff Weight:
502,500 pounds (227,930 kilograms)

Program milestones:

  • Authority to offer late 2003
  • Program launch April 2004
  • Assembly start 2006
  • First flight December 2009