Flying a simulated Boeing Dreamliner (photos)
Welcome to Boeing
First announced six years ago, the 787 is the first major airliner to be built of carbon fiber composite materials. The Dreamliner took off and landed on its first flight last December.
The Boeing customer training center for the 787 Dreamliner and its other aircraft is located just south of Seattle and close to the company's 737 manufacturing plant. A huge 747-400 model hangs above the lobby.
All training is electronic, and students are issued a tablet PC instead of paper manuals. Boeing says a pilot can be fully trained on a 787 in 20 days if they've never flown a Boeing aircraft before. If the pilot is certified to fly the Boeing 777, training takes just five days.