787 comes to United

We’re getting ready for our first 787 Dreamliner delivery later this year. Check out our interactive timeline to follow the progress.

10/12/2011

Boeing completes assembly of our first 787. The aircraft enters the modification phase, a process where Boeing applies improvements identified during flight tests that are typical of new airplane programs.

01/23/2012

The first United pilots - Flight Operations Managing Director Jim Starley and Boeing 777 Assistant Fleet Manager Niels Olufsen - fly a 787 test aircraft during a segment of Boeing's 787 Dream Tour, from Wichita, Kan., to Rockford, Ill.

08/17/2011

Boeing starts assembly of our first 787 at its factory in Everett, Wash.

02/17/2012

President Obama visits Boeing's Everett facility and tours one of our 787s.

03/05/2012

More than 900 co-workers got a sneak preview of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of Boeing's Dream Tour.

04/09/2012

The first Technical Operations co-workers arrive at Boeing's Seattle facility to get hands-on Boeing 787 maintenance training. Meanwhile, training is under way for pilots in Houston as well as for flight attendants at EWR and IAH.

05/29/2012

Boeing starts installing our 787’s General Electric GEnx engines, which will power the Dreamliner to a cruising speed of Mach 0.85. Boeing technicians finished the installation work in late June.

05/29/2012

Boeing brings electrical power onto the airplane and begins to exercise the use of the electrical systems. This process is called "power on."

07/09/2012

First look at United’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner United releases artist renderings of the livery specially designed for our Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, in advance of the aircraft’s roll out from the Boeing paint hangar.

07/31/2012

First United 787 Dreamliner rolls out of Boeing paint hangar Special livery revealed in live video stream on unitedhub.com

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