Final assembly begins on fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Final assembly began on the third flight-test airplane for the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This is the fifth Dreamliner to be loaded into the first position of the 787 production system. The static test airframe moved April 25 from the Final Assembly to its test rig in another bay of the Everett, Wash.-based factory. Both the fatigue test airframe and the second flight-test airplane have advanced to the next position in production, where assembly and systems installation work continues.

After assembly is complete, this airplane will be fitted with an interior as part of the comprehensive flight-test program and certification process. The first airplane to fly is on track for “power on” in June.

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