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Name 787-8 Dreamliner
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Type Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi

Also manufacturered as:

BOEING Dreamliner (Srs.8)
BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner 3D

Image source: IANS


In development, early production aircraft manufactured by Boeing. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long range, mid-sized, wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner. The B788 is a member of the B787 series of aircraft.


Aircraft name 787-8 Dreamliner
ICAO code/WTC B788 / H
Manufacturer BOEING
Type code/APC L2J /

Technical Data

Wing span 60.1 m197.178 ft
Length 56.7 m186.024 ft
Height 16.9 m55.446 ft
Powerplant 2 x General Electric GEnx or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 (280 kN) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric GEnx, Rolls-Royce Trent

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) 165 kts IAS 190 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.79 TAS 470 kts MACH 0.84 IAS 300 kts IAS 240 kts Vth (IAS) 140 kts
Distance 2820 m ROC 2700 ft/min ROC 2000 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1500 ft/min MACH 0.85 ROD 2600 ft/min ROD 2800 ft/min MCS 220 kts Distance 1520 m
MTOW 228000 kg Ceiling FL430 ROD 1500 ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 8000 NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B788

  • B788, Boston MA USA, 2013 (LOC FIRE AW) (On 7 January 2013, an aircraft battery fire occurred on a Japan Air Lines Boeing 787-8 which had just arrived at Boston after a scheduled passenger flight from Tokyo Narita. The battery involved was a Lithium-Ion battery situated in the aft electrical equipment bay. The NTSB Investigation is ongoing but has determined that the applicable FAA Certification testing requirements for lithium ion batteries installed as aircraft equipment are flawed and has made a series of Safety Recommendations to the FAA.)
  • B788, London Heathrow UK, 2013 (LOC FIRE AW) (On 12 July 2013, fire broke out in the rear upper fuselage area of an unoccupied, parked and out of service Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 787 at London Heathrow. The ongoing investigation has found that the cause of the fire was a thermal runaway of all 5 cells in the Lithium-metal battery pack which powers the ELT fitted at that position. It has also significantly concluded that the current FAA-approved certification process for the use of lithium-metal batteries in aircraft equipment is fundamentally flawed in respect of the mitigation of the risk of fire and that corrective action is required.)
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