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BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

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Name 787-9 Dreamliner
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail Regular tail (Dihedral)
WTC Heavy
Type code L2J
Aerodrome Reference Code 4E
RFF Category 9
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

BOEING Dreamliner (Srs.9)
BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner BOEING 787-9 Dreamliner 3D


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 B789 is a member of the B787 series of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 60.1 m197.178 ft
Length 62.8 m206.037 ft
Height 16.9 m55.446 ft
Powerplant 2 x GEnx-1B (320 kN) or
2 x R-R Trent 1000 (320 kN) turbofans.
Engine model General Electric GEnx, Rolls-Royce Trent 1000

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)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 490 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.85 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 253000253,000 kg
253 tonnes
Ceiling FL430 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 83008,300 nm
15,371,600 m
15,371.6 km
50,431,758.567 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B789

  • A320 / B789 / A343, San Francisco CA USA, 2017 (On 7 July 2017, an Air Canada Airbus A320 crew unintentionally made and almost completed a night visual final approach to the taxiway parallel to the runway on which they had been cleared to land at San Francisco. Despite seeing lights ahead on what they presumed was the runway, they continued the approach descending over the taxiway and overhead two aircraft on it which were awaiting full length departures before commencing a go around at approximately 85 feet agl and reaching a minimum height of 59 feet agl before beginning to climb away. The NTSB is conducting an Investigation.)