A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner "drew" a Dreamliner in flight
Today, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft has "drawn" its silhouette in flight. It was a special test flight.
The aircraft Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (N7874) operated the test flight BOE004. Following this, we could admire the shape of a Dreamliner "drawn" on the American sky.
A Dreamliner drew a Dreamliner in flight
It departed from BFI (Boeing Field) Airport, Seattle, Washington and operated the ETOPS Certified Special Flight, which lasted 18 hours and 3 minutes. During this time, they were traversed approximately 16000 miles above the 22 of American states, well beyond the standard range encountered on a Dreamliner.
- Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) August 3
Currently, the longest commercial flight operated by an 787 Dreamliner is on the San Francisco - Singapore route. The distance of about 13 600 kilometers is traveled in about 16 hours and 25 minutes. As of March 2018, Qantas will operate direct flights on the Perth - London route. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will travel the 14498 miles in approximately 18 hours.
- Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) August 3
But let's get back to the BOE004 special flight. The performance was made possible by the new ones Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines that equipped Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (N7874). They will also propel new 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft.
It was an endurance flight through which Boeing demonstrated the reliability of Dreamliner aircraft, as well as the performance of Trent 1000 engines.
This is not the first time that Boeing is "drawing" in the sky during test flights. In February, a Boeing 737-8 MAX wrote "MAX". In 2014, a Boeing 747-8 Freighter painted in livery Seattle Seahawks "drew" a perfect "12".