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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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

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