Qatar Airways has unveiled a new video showing the making of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner just days before the aircraft’s scheduled delivery to the Doha-based airline. The dramatic three-minute footage shows the aircraft being assembled and painted at Boeing’s 787 production line in Seattle before being rolled out for test flights.
Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that aside from aviation enthusiasts, the video would appeal to people of different ages and interests:
This is a fascinating insight into the world of aviation and promises to be an eye opener for many people as they see the assembly of our first Boeing 787, the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft. Special cameras and technology have been used to film the video over many months as our aircraft is assembled in Seattle, painted and rolled out of Boeing’s production line. This is a historic week as we officially take delivery of our first 787 and prepare to fly it home to Doha for what truly will be a moment of pride and joy for all those associated with the newest aircraft to join our fleet.
The 787 Dreamliner is made up of composite materials making it lighter and more fuel-efficient than any comparable aircraft of its size and range. Key features include larger windows, lower cabin pressure at higher altitude ensuring less fatigue, mood lighting throughout the aircraft and more passenger space and comfort.
Qatar Airways has 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors, together with a unique inflight entertainment system offering over 1,000 audio and video programming options. Its Dreamliners are also the world’s first fully connected 787s with wireless facilities for passengers to remain in touch with their friends and loved ones on the ground.
The video can be viewed on the airline’s Facebook page and is also posted on YouTube.