Final flight

The very first 787 ever built has taken its final flight. ZA001 landed in Nagoya, Japan at Centrair Airport. The airplane will stay here on permanent display.


ZA001 lands in Nagoya.

The Nagoya area is home to many 787 suppliers, and we’re proud to donate the airplane to Centrair.


A water cannon salute at Centrair Airport.

From its first flight to its final flight, ZA001 served us well. Thanks for the memories— and here’s to creating many more.


Boeing pilots are greeted after ZA001 arrives in Japan.


Comments (3)

Andrew Boydston (Boise ID USA):

I look forward to the 787 affect on airlines. Recently I featured Ethiopian Airlines as the central example of that affect from its Beginnings with the 787 since 2011. The bottom line on its books has been remarkable. How it has affected Ethiopia as a nation is more so in that it has attracted modern accessibility to Ethiopia through the 787.
A remarkable journey for both Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines.
179% profit growth in the first year of the 787 in operation in Ethiopia. The final flight feature above, of ZA001 is a remarkable journey for both Boeing, its customers and joined partners who supply the aircraft. All of which play an import role in this Dream. I only note Ethiopian Airlines as a customer making its nation grow, through the Boeing product, and supplied by Japanese partners in this magnificent endeavor.

E LESTER (Edmonds, WA 98026):

She was a great bird, and did an excellent job in certifying the 787, now she will rest as Collier trophy winner and another one of the world’s great airplanes.

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

A fitting place to retire a plane in which many of the aircrafts components come from. I'd like to see one at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, the most visited air museum in the world.

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