Dubai Air Show

Boeing 787 Arrives in Dubai for Its First Middle East Appearance

 - November 12, 2011, 2:49 AM
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at Dubai International Airport. (Photo: Mark Wagner. CLICK TO ENLARGE)

The third Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived this morning at Dubai International Airport for the Dubai Air Show, which officially starts tomorrow. This is the new model’s first appearance in the Middle East.

Although used in the flight test program, the aircraft has been outfitted with a posh interior to demonstrate the 787’s features.

Boeing reports holding orders for more than 800 Dreamliners from more than 50 airlines. The 787-8 is considered the first member of a family of 787 jets. It can accommodate 210-250 passengers on routes between 7,650 and 8,200 miles.