Boeing says it is showing steady progress toward building the first 787 Dreamliner with the rollout of its second specially-modified freighter and a successful first pickup of 787 parts from
The load consists of section 43, a forward fuselage section made by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, and section 11/45, the centre wheel well and centre wing tank, made by KHI and Fuji Heavy Industries and joined at FHI.
These were loaded onto the 747-400 Large Cargo Freighter — now known as the Dreamlifter — on January 12 at
In another sign of production readiness, the second Dreamlifter rolled out of the hangar January 7 in
Three Dreamlifters are being modified by Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation at its facility at