Dreamliner model

At Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Gallery in Everett, Wash., airline customers can explore various interior options for the new aircraft. On the night before the Dreamliner's first flight, we took a look inside.

Here, at the Gallery's entrance, a large-scale model shows the 787's distinctive profile.

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Dreamliner seats

The Gallery doesn't offer a full-scale mockup of the cabin, but customers can view a small section with a few rows of seats. A wide array of cabin lighting choices are available. The bright interior shown here could be used for boarding or a meal service.
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Night lighting

A darker setting, like the one shown here, could be used for a night flight. Adjacent to this room is an area where customers can select from hundreds of seat fabrics, carpets, and cabin interior colors.
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Boeing 787 cockpit

Customers can view a full-scale mockup of the 787 cockpit.
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Dreamliner business class

A large room shows various seat designs that are available. Depending on the airline, this arrangement could be used for first or business class. Notice the reading lights and the large tray table.
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Dreamliner video monitors

Personal video monitors sit at the foot of these seats, which can recline almost 180 degrees.
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Dreamliner business class orientation

Another possible arrangement for business or first class eats.
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Dreamliner remote controls

Personal remote controls for video monitors fit under the armrest.
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Dreamliner economy seating

An option for economy class seats.
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Dreamliner economy monitors

The economy seats also can offer personal video monitors and remote controls. A coat hook sits on the side.
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Dreamliner crew area

Airlines can add an optional crew rest area at the top of the fuselage.
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Dreamliner crew area

Another view of the crew rest area.
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Dreamliner stairway

A steep stairway leads to the crew rest area.
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Dreamliner galley arrangements

Another room offered various galley arrangements.
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Dreamliner bar

Customers could add a self-service bar unit. Wine bottles are held securely in the event of turbulence.
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Dreamliner lavatory

And, of course, any passenger airliner wouldn't be complete without a lavatory.
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Dreamliner windows

The Dreamliner's large windows offer an expansive view of the world outside. Rather than using shades, passengers can electronically dim the windows at the touch of a button.
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Dreamliner windows

A model fuselage section shows the size of the Dreamliner's windows in comparison to those on the Airbus A340 (left).
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Dreamliner orientations

A display monitor cycled through various cabin layouts.
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Boeing model planes

Scores of scale models in various airline liveries are displayed along one wall.
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