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BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner

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Name 787-8 Dreamliner
Manufacturer BOEING
Body Wide
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

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

BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner

BOEING 787-8 Dreamliner BOEING 787-8 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 B788 is a member of the B787 series of aircraft.

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" is not in the list of possible values (AlliedSignal TPE-331, Allison 250, Allison T56, Austro Engine E4, Aviadvigatel PS90, Bristol Olympus, CFM International CFM56, Continental IO-346, Continental IO-550, Continental IV-1430, Continental O-170, Continental O-200, Continental O-220, Continental O-240, Continental O-300, Continental O-360, Continental O-470, Continental O-520, Dongan WJ5, Engine Alliance GP7000, Europrop International TP400, GE Honda HF120, Garrett ATF3, Garrett AiResearch TPE-331, Garrett TFE731, General Electric CF34, General Electric CF6, General Electric CF700, General Electric CFE738, General Electric CJ610, General Electric CT7, General Electric F101, General Electric F110, General Electric F118, General Electric F404, General Electric GE90, General Electric GEnx, General Electric J79, General Electric T58, General Electric T64, General Electric TF34, General Electric TF39, Glushenkov TVD-10, HAL/Turboméca Shakti, Hirth HM 504, Honeywell ALF502, Honeywell F124, Honeywell HTF7000, Honeywell TFE731, Honeywell TPE-331, International Aero Engines V2500, Ivchenko AI-20, Ivchenko AI-24, Ivchenko AI-25, Klimov RD-33, Klimov TV3-117, Klimov TV7-117, Kolesov RD-36-51, Kuznetsov NK-12, Kuznetsov NK-32, Kuznetsov NK-8, LHTEC T800, Lotarev D-136, Lotarev D-36, Lycoming ALF502, Lycoming IO-390, Lycoming IO-720, Lycoming LF507, Lycoming LTP101, Lycoming LTS101, Lycoming O-235, Lycoming O-240, Lycoming O-290, Lycoming O-320, Lycoming O-360, Lycoming O-435, Lycoming O-480, Lycoming O-540, Lycoming T53, Lycoming TIO-541, Lyulka AL-21, MTR390, Motorlet M-601, Motorlet M-602, PZL ASz-62, PowerJet SaM146, Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW300, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW600, Pratt & Whitney F100, Pratt & Whitney F119, Pratt & Whitney J52, Pratt & Whitney J57, Pratt & Whitney JT12, Pratt & Whitney JT3C, Pratt & Whitney JT3D, Pratt & Whitney JT4A, Pratt & Whitney JT8D, Pratt & Whitney JT9D, Pratt & Whitney PW2000, Pratt & Whitney PW4000, Pratt & Whitney PW6000, Pratt & Whitney R-1340, Pratt & Whitney R-4360, Pratt & Whitney R-985, Pratt & Whitney TF30, Pratt & Whitney TF33, Progress D-18T, Progress D-27, Progress D-436, Rolls-Royce 250, Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty, Rolls-Royce AE 3007, Rolls-Royce BR700, Rolls-Royce BR710, Rolls-Royce Conway, Rolls-Royce Dart, Rolls-Royce Gem, Rolls-Royce Pegasus, Rolls-Royce RB.183 Tay, Rolls-Royce RB211, Rolls-Royce Spey, Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, Rolls-Royce Trent 500, Rolls-Royce Trent 700, Rolls-Royce Trent 800, Rolls-Royce Trent 900, Rolls-Royce Trent XWB, Rolls-Royce Tyne, Rolls-Royce Viper, Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour, Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RTM322, Rotax 912, SNECMA Atar 8, SNECMA Atar 9, SNECMA M53, SNECMA M88, SNECMA Turboméca Larzac, Saturn AL-31, Shvetsov ASh-62, Siemens-Halske Sh 14, Soloviev D-30, Soloviev PS-90, Soyuz/Tumansky R-195, Teledyne CAE J69, Thielert Centurion 1.7, Thielert Centurion 2.0, Tumansky R-11, Tumansky R-25, Turbo-Union RB199, Turboméca Ardiden, Turboméca Arriel, Turboméca Arrius, Turboméca Artouste, Turboméca Astazou, Turboméca Makila, Turboméca Marboré, Turboméca TM333, Vedeneyev M14P, Volvo RM8, Walter M601, Williams FJ44, Zhuzhou WJ-6, Turboméca Turmo, Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593, Volvo RM12, Lycoming T55, General Electric J85, Tumansky R-15, Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, Rolls-Royce AE 2100, Turboméca Aubisque, Pratt & Whitney R-1830 Twin Wasp, Wright R-1820, General Electric Passport, Turboméca Bastan, Rolls-Royce Avon, CFM International LEAP, Pratt & Whitney PW1000G) for this property.

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) 165 kts IAS 190 kts IAS 290 kts IAS 290 kts MACH 0.79 TAS 490 kts MACH 0.84 IAS 300 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 140 kts
Distance 3100 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 228000228,000 kg
228 tonnes
Ceiling FL430 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC H Range 78507,850 nm
14,538,200 m
14,538.2 km
47,697,506.597 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B788

  • B788, Boston MA USA, 2013 (On 7 January 2013, a battery fire on a Japan Air Lines Boeing 787-8 began almost immediately after passengers and crew had left the aircraft after its arrival at Boston on a scheduled passenger flight from Tokyo Narita. The primary structure of the aircraft was undamaged. Investigation found that an internal short circuit within a cell of the APU lithium-ion battery had led to uncontained thermal runaway in the battery leading to the release of smoke and fire. The origin of the malfunction was attributed to system design deficiency and the failure of the type certification process to detect this.)
  • B788, London Heathrow UK, 2013 (On 12 July 2013 an unoccupied and unpowered Boeing 787-8, remotely parked at London Heathrow after an arrival earlier the same day caught fire. An investigation found that the source of the fire was an uncontained thermal runaway in the lithium-metal battery within an Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT). Fifteen Safety Recommendations, all but one to the FAA, were made as a result of the Investigation.)
  • B788, en-route Shikoku Island Japan, 2013 (On 16 January 2013, a main battery failure alert message accompanied by a burning smell in the flight deck was annunciated as an ANA Boeing 787-8 climbed through FL320 on a domestic flight. A diversion was immediately initiated and an emergency declared. A landing at Takamatsu was made 20 minutes later and an emergency evacuation completed. The Investigation found that the battery had been destroyed when thermal runway followed a suspected internal short circuit in one of the battery cells and concluded that certification had underestimated the potential consequences of such a single cell failure.)
  • B788, en-route, north of Darwin NT Australia, 2015 (On 21 December 2015, a Boeing 787-8 at FL400 in the vicinity of convective weather conducive to ice crystal icing penetrated an area which included maximum intensity weather radar returns. A very short period of erratic airspeed indications followed and the FCS reverted to Secondary Mode requiring manual flying. Since this Mode remained 'latched' and could therefore only be reset on the ground, it was decided that an en route diversion was appropriate and this was accomplished without further event. Boeing subsequently modified the FCS software to reduce the chances of reversion to Secondary Mode in short-duration unreliable airspeed events.)