Program Fact Sheet

The 787 Program covers many areas of interest, from the market, customers, and airplane technology to manufacturing enhancements and an extensive partner team, among others. Here are some interesting facts and figures on a number of these topic areas:

Market size

3,300 units over 20 years (2011-2030)

Expectation of sales out of 3,500 units

More than half

Major program milestones

  • Firm configuration completed - September 2005
  • Major assembly began - June 2006
  • 787 first flight - December 2009
  • First Delivery - September 2011

Firm orders and by which airlines

See Orders and Deliveries Web site.

Seat range of airplane

200 - 300

Seats by model

  • 787-8, 242
  • 787-9, 280
  • 787-10, 323

Speed

Mach 0.85 (about the same as a 777 and 747)

787 vs. 777 on composites and aluminum (by weight)

  • 787
    • 50 percent composites
    • 20 percent aluminum
  • 777
    • 12 percent composites
    • 50 percent aluminum

Material breakout on 787

  • Composites - 50%
  • Aluminum - 20%
  • Titanium - 15%
  • Steel - 10%
  • Other - 5%

Example of part count reductions (on first barrel section)

  • 1,500 aluminum sheets
  • 40,000 - 50,000 fasteners (80 percent reduction in fasteners)

Holes drilled into fuselage during assembly

787 - fewer than 10,000
747 - 1 million holes

More fuel efficient

At least 20 percent more fuel efficient than similarly sized airplanes

Produces fewer emissions

At least 20 percent fewer than similarly sized airplanes

Better cash seat mile costs than peer airplanes

10 percent

Generators

  • Four at 250 kVA (two per engine)
  • Two at 225 kVA (on auxiliary power unit)

Hydraulic power

Distributed at:
5,000 pounds per square inch on the 787
3,000 pounds per square inch standard

Advantage of the new electric architecture

Extracts as much as 35 percent less power from the engines than traditional pneumatic systems on today's airplanes

Amount of copper wiring eliminated

60 miles

Design time on computers

800,000h of computing time on Cray supercomputers

Hours of wind tunnel tests

15,000 hours of wind tunnel tests

Size of 787 factory

Approximately 380,000 square feet (380 feet across, 1,000 feet long)

Anticipated maintenance savings

30 percent

US and non-US content on the 787

Roughly 70 percent US Roughly 30 percent non-US

Number of Dreamlifters Boeing has purchased

4

The number of new city pairs the 787 will connect

At least 450

Boeing is 11 for 11

707, DC-8, DC-9, 727, 737, 747, DC-10, 757, 767, 777 and 787