Boeing rolling out 787 Dreamliner this weekend

Years in the making, Boeing's newest jumbo jet will be unveiled this weekend.

If you're like me and you're a fan of airplane porn--and who isn't?--then this weekend is a "dream" come true.

On Sunday, which is July 8, or 07/08/07, Boeing will formally unveil its newest uber-plane, the aptly named 787 Dreamliner.

This new plane, which seems to be selling like hotcakes, and which is stealing a lot of thunder from Airbus and its A380, will be able to ferry 210 to 250 passengers as far as 8,200 nautical miles.

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner will roll out officially on July 8, 2007, otherwise known as 07/08/07. Boeing

The Dreamliner rollout will be a big, fancy shindig at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility, where the company also makes 747s, as well as other planes.

The event begins Friday and goes through the weekend, and includes lectures, receptions and other gatherings. But the big moment will be at 3:30 p,m. Sunday, when all the world gets its first view of the completed 787. And I'll be there reporting back to you, dear readers, as well as preparing a photo gallery. So please, stay tuned.

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