Images of American Airlines’ first Boeing Dreamliner appear
Dallas Morning News
American will fly both the original 787-8 and the newer, larger 787-9 model. It has ordered a combination of 787-8s and 787-9s, company spokesman Matt Miller said. The Fort Worth-based airline, however, has not said how many of each jet it has ordered and when it will take delivery of the first 787-9.
American last night posted a few photos on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Other photos were taken by Seattle-based photographer Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren for Airways News, which provided them to The Dallas Morning News.
Overall, American has ordered 42 with an option for an additional 58. Of the 42 jets, the delivery of two are scheduled for this year, 11 next year, 13 in 2016, nine in 2017 and seven in 2018.
American plans to fly the 787-8 Dreamliner across the country first — probably between hub airports — and then dispatch it on international routes some time next spring, Miller said.
American will become the second U.S. carrier to fly a Dreamliner. United Airlines already flies the 787-8 and 787-9 models.
Last month, American tweeted a photo of its first Boeing 787 under construction at a Boeing factory, but it was only partially built. .