Boeing Finally Delivers “Dreamliner”
Boeing has unveiled the very first 787 Dreamliner for delivery next month to Japanese airline All Nippon Airways.
Wait a second … this sounds familiar, appropriate? That is possibly because the Dreamliner also had a “debut” back in 2007. Effectively, soon after years of delays, it appears the 787 may possibly no longer be the unicorn of aviation.
As quickly as the Dreamliner begins hitting the skies, Boeing can commence to operate as a result of its backlog of 827 orders for the aircraft, 55 of that are going to ANA. Let’s hope investors are rewarded for their patience, as some airliners may possibly be losing theirs.
Ideally, Boeing has learned throughout the process and may educate its old dogs new tricks. Discount airline Southwest Airlines , which has had a long-standing relationship with Boeing, is especially eager to get its hands on some re-engineered and re-engined 737s. For instance, the 787 is made primarily of carbon fiber composite material as opposed to aluminum, which is additional environmentally friendly and needs to be far more fuel-efficient.
The Dreamliner is currently selling like hotcakes, and it hasn’t even been fully released yet. The list of customers awaiting delivery include things like Delta Airlines for 18 aircraft and United Continental Holdings for 25. Earlier within the year, Delta was reportedly looking at a potentially massive jet order to replace as much as 200 of its aircraft. Even winning a fraction of an order of that size could be a huge boost for Boeing. United created a large order several many years ago, so it is unlikely to create yet another order of this magnitude soon.
I consider the Dreamliner will prove to become worth the wait. The previous many years for Boeing shareholders will have to have already been grueling, but there’s light at the finish with the tunnel. As Boeing starts filling orders for the 787, it can be clear skies ahead.