At long last, Boeing hands over 787 Dreamliner (photos)
At a celebration attended by thousands of company employees and partners, the aviation giant completes a years-long journey, delivering the first of its next-generation airplanes to its launch customer, All Nippon Airways.
Employees and the 787 Dreamliner
EVERETT, Wash.--At long last, Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner to its launch customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA). After delays of more than three years, the company is surely thinking that it's better late than never. On Monday morning, the company hosted thousands of its own employees and those of partners at a hand-over celebration.
With thousands of people milling around outside Boeing's giant assembly facilities in Everett, Wash., at the celebration of the first delivery of the 787 Dreamliner, two of the next-generation planes painted in the livery of launch customer ANA are seen with hundreds of people near and around them.