EVERETT, Wash. - The 98-foot-long wings for Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner were delivered to the Everett plant on Tuesday.
The wings, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at its facility in Nagoya, Japan, were delivered together, standing on edge in custom-made tooling, by the Dreamlifter a specially modified 747-400 used to transport 787 major assemblies.
The 787 Dreamliner is the first commercial aircraft to use composite materials as its primary structure and the first Boeing aircraft to feature an all-composite wing.
Additional work - including attaching the wingtip and movable surfaces - will be completed by Boeing.
Currently, Boeing has orders for 567 Dreamliners from 44 airlines.