Working for the weekend

It was a very busy weekend at Boeing as we got to show off some of our new airplanes. The very first Dreamliner that will enter service rolled out of the paint hangar in Everett on Saturday— sporting a special livery that’s definitely a head turner.


Sparkling in the summer sun.

The paint scheme will be featured on ANA’s first two 787s and was designed to signify the core elements of their service brand - innovation, uniqueness and the inspiration of modern Japan. ANA decided to paint a giant 787 at the front of the airplane in honor of being the first airline to fly the Dreamliner. You may have seen photos of this livery from news coverage of the Paris Air Show—but nothing beats seeing it on a real airplane on a sunny day. For a 360 degree view, click here.


Proud to fly the first Dreamliner.

For the first time, media also got to see a 787 interior that was fully decked out. This particular airplane will be used for ANA’s short-haul flights within Japan.


Reporters check out the seats in business class.

Reporters were able to try out the comfortable seats in both business class and economy. And everyone got a kick out of the touch pad window controls that allow you to brighten or dim the window automatically—no shade to pull up and down.


The scene in economy.


Keeping the glare out, even on a sunny day.

Check out this toilet with a view! Several photographers snapped pictures of one of the lavatories that has its own window.


A toilet with a view!

On Sunday, one of the 747-8 Freighters flew over Lake Washington as part of the Boeing Air Show during Seafair. The Queen of the Skies drew a lot of oohs and aahs as she flew by. It’s always amazing to see how something so big flies so gracefully.


The 747-8 Freighter at Seafair with the Seattle skyline in the background. Photo by Leo Dejillas.


A view of the 747-8 Freighter from the ground. Photo by Debbie Hanford.

While a lot of our team was busy working for the weekend—things will only get more exciting around here as we approach first deliveries for both of these beautiful airplanes.

Comments (9)

Uresh (Syosset, NY, USA):

So when are you going to send a 787 to JFK for some us to see???

Tammy (Kirkland, Wash.):

Loved the Blue Angels and the 747. It was a great day to be out on the water .

martin nix (everett):

WHAT No Barrel Roll for the 747? Geez.

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Looking forward for Malaysia Airlines using both these wonderful planes in the near future

Thomas V. Horstmann, Jr. (Portland, Oregon):

Wow, exciting times at Boeing! And with the 747 and 787-8 nearly ready for customer use, I am curious the anticipated certification for the 747-I, and the current timeline for the 787-9 to take to the sky?

mary butler (Portland):

I wished I was there. Any more pictures.

Sachin Galgalikar (Everett, WA):

Is Air India getting their first Dreamliner this year? There are quite a few in AI's livery around Paine Field.

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

The first 787 is ready to go, in a few days a new era begins.

William Minerich (Auburn Wa):

Nicely done. Thanks to 751 IAM union members

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