A week of "firsts"

Over the past seven days, we’ve seen a flurry of “firsts” involving our airplanes and our customers. And it’s not just 787 customers taking delivery of their first airplanes. Here’s a look at what we’ve been celebrating the past week—in photos.


United takes delivery of its first 787-9. The airplane is also the first 787-9 delivered to a North American airline.


Xiamen takes delivery of its first 787. Xiamen becomes the third Chinese airline to operate the 787 and will use it on long-haul routes from its Fujian province base to Europe, North America and Australia.


Silk Way Airlines took delivery of its first two 747-8 Freighters. The freighters will allow the Azerbaijan-based airline to carry cargo more efficiently.


Royal Jordanian took delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline’s strategic plan for fleet modernization.

Comments (3)

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

FIRST of all my congratulations to Boeing for a FIRST class performance.

Andrew Boydston (Boise, ID USA):


Listen to Christopher Cross and "Ride Like The Wind". It gives the the 787 an ethereal nature it deserves as a theme song. Invite him into Boeing and have him sing for the Boeing Staff and include "Sailing". It will bring on what the Dreamliner means to the world. A chance to "Dream On", which should be the theme of Boeing's 787 production floors.

Norman Garza////Long Beach, CA:

The Royal Jordanian 787 looks very nice, the way the light is reflected on the nose I thought for a second that the picture was superimposed or photoshopped in the color contrast perspective. I really like United's 787-9, the 20 foot stretch is very much noticeable.

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