For the past week, the second 787 Dreamliner known as ZA002 has been welcomed by thousands of fans across Japan. On Sunday, the airplane finally got to meet some of its makers. Lucky employees from our partners such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Fuji Heavy Industries were given a special tour of the 787 at Centrair Airport near Nagoya. Many of them couldn’t wait to give the airplane the human touch.
Employees from our suppliers get up close and personal.
For most of these employees, it was the first time to see the Dreamliner in person. It was a proud day for all them as they pointed out the parts they had a hand in making.
A proud day for our suppliers.
ZA002 made the short trip from Tokyo and was parked next to the Dreamlifter.
Two beauties parked side by side.
Once again, amateur avgeeks turned out in force to snap photos— some of them bringing ladders to get the best shots over the airport fence.
Once again, a rock star greeting for the 787.
It has truly been an incredible and emotional week for everyone who made the trip from Boeing. We loved meeting all the employees from our customer ANA and our suppliers. Thanks to the people of Japan for the warm welcome and hospitality.
Mt. Fuji in the distance on the way to Centrair Airport.