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Boeing 787 Dreamliner begins UK tour

Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner has today landed in the UK on the sixth leg of its worldwide tour.

Larry Loftis, vice president and manager of the 787 programme, said, “The Dream Tour has provided us with a great platform to show customers, partners, government officials and other stakeholders just what the team has achieved with the 787”.

The Dream Tour aeroplane, ZA003, is outfitted with the 787’s special cabin features including a welcoming entryway, dramatically larger dimmable windows, bigger bins and dynamic LED lighting. The airplane is configured with a luxurious business-class cabin, an overhead crew rest compartment and an economy class section.

Chris Browne MD of Thomson Airways, UK launch customer for the Boeing 787, explains what the Dreamliner will mean for its customers, citing the aircraft’s lessened environmental impact and the ability to encourage sustainable tourism among the investment benefits. He added, “As the UK’s third-largest airline, it is a major coup for Thomson Airways to be the first UK airline to fly the Boeing 787.”

The aircraft will be arriving at Heathrow Airport today and again on Friday.

Other visits will be at Manchester 24 April and Gatwick on 25 April.

The aircraft will be at Manchester on Tuesday 24th April and anyone wishing to see the aircraft is recommended to do so from the Runway Visitor Park from around 10am onwards on Tuesday morning. The aircraft is expected to arrive at Manchester late on Monday night, at around 22.15. The 787 Dreamliner will depart Manchester at approximately 11:00 on Tuesday morning on a demonstration flight. She is then due to return to Manchester shortly after and is due to land at around 13:05.

For more information about the Dreamliner tour, click here.