QANTAS first 787 Dreamline rolls out

Aug 24, 2017 No Comments by

The first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner destined for QANTAS, reg VH-ZNA (C/N 39038 / LN 615), has finally rolled out of Boeing’s Paine Field factory. Images have been taken by Paine Field Aviation photographer Chris Edwards “@woodysaeroimages” showing the aircraft rolling out at approx 2100 Seattle time on 23 August 2017. A series of test flights will be undertaken prior to the aircraft being handed over to QANTAS. This is expected to take place around 12 October 2017.

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First QANTAS 787-9 rolls out of Paine Field – 23 August 2017 – image by Chris Edwards / @woodysaeroimages

The registrations and tentative delivery dates for the first four QANTAS’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners are:

VH-ZNA due for delivery 12 October 2017
VH-ZNB due for delivery 01 December 2017
VH-ZNC due for delivery 31 December 2017
VH-ZND due for delivery 22 February 2018

The three-class configured aircraft has a total of 236 seats made up 42 Business, 28 Premium Economy and 166 Economy seats. Route proving and crew familiarization domestic flights will be undertaken prior to the first long haul service being Melbourne to Los Angeles on 15 December 2017. Further long haul routes will take place in 2018 with the highlight being regular non-stop flights Australia to the UK. History will be made on 24 March 2018 when the QANTAS 787 will fly from Melbourne to London Heathrow via Perth, signalling a new era in non-stop travel.

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