Sunday, May 20, 2012

Boeing's Dreamliner to Visit Morocco in June

The Boeing 787 Dream Tour plane, ZA003 (N787BX), is to visit Morocco before it returns to the Boeing test fleet. The reason Morocco is included is that Royal Air Maroc has ordered four of the aircraft.

The PR exercise has been billed as a worldwide goodwill expedition and takes it through Australia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan and Morocco in late May and early June.

May 24 – Sydney, Australia
May 29 – Auckland, New Zealand
May 31 – Darwin, Australia
June 1 –  Tashkent, Uzbekistan
June 3 – Casablanca, Morocco

Airlines visited will include four 787 customers: Qantas (50), Air New Zealand (10), Uzbekistan Airways (2) and Royal Air Maroc (4).

Boeing says nearly 60,000 visitors have had the opportunity to board the Dreamliner through the first six legs of the Dream Tour, and an additional 6,000 are expected before the conclusion.

While major testing for the 787-8 is complete, the remaining test fleet will continue to be used to gauge design improvements, as well as new features to be found on the upcoming 787-9.


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