Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pics of 787 ZA003 interior

Boeing Photo
Boeing lead reporters today of a tour of ZA003 which has a representative passenger interior (not an airline ordered interior).

Runway Girl (aka Mary Kirby) and Airline Reporter (aka Dave Parker Brown) have put their pictures and reports on Twitter.

Check out their pics here.

Guy Norris has a couple of great pics including a picture of the dimmable windows at different settings. Quite amazing!

Guy Norris: 787 Interior Unveil

Hopefully there will be more pictures soon from Airline Reporter and others.

Here's Boeing's Press Release:

News Release Issued: February 3, 2010 3:49 PM EST

Boeing Unveils First 787 Dreamliner Interior on 3rd Flight-Test Airplane

EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today publicly unveiled the first 787 Dreamliner to feature interior components. The third flight test airplane, ZA003, has a partial interior that provides a glimpse into the new flying experience the airplane will offer. Configured for flight-testing purposes, the interior includes instrumentation racks, flight-test equipment and workstations for engineers.

"This airplane is specifically configured to test the passenger experience elements of the airplane," said Tom Galantowicz, director of 787 Interiors, Commercial Airplanes. "Our engineers and flight-test team use a disciplined process to certify the various elements of the interior and conduct airplane-level verifications."

The interior includes 135 seats, multiple lavatories and two crew rests. Certifying the interior components involves analyses and testing of the lighting, lavatories, stowage bins, dimmable windows and galleys.

Passengers will be welcomed onto the 787 by sweeping arches, dynamic lighting, larger lavatories, more spacious luggage bins and electronic window shades whose transparency they can change during flight.

"Our team is making great progress and is looking forward to getting this airplane in the air later this month," Galantowicz added.

Flight testing will continue in the months ahead. Delivery of the first 787 to launch customer ANA (All Nippon Airways) of Japan is planned for the fourth quarter of this year.

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