Boeing is set to roll out the milestone 500th 787 Dreamliner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP marketing Randy Tinseth, said via his official Randy's Blog, "the 500th 787 is starting to take shape."
he mid and aftbody sections for the milestone airplane were shipped from Boeing South Carolina to its Everett factory during the week of September 5, 2016. And the 500th 787-9 Dreamliner has begun final assembly on September 26, which is scheduled to be delivered to Air France on November 28, 2016.
It's been five years today since Boeing delivered the first 787 to its launch customer Japan's All Nippon Airways. Up to now, the U.S. manufacturer has delivered 466 787s, bringing the total orders to 1,161.