Boeing rolls first United Dreamliner out of paint hangar
BY FRANCINE KNOWLES Business Reporter email@example.com July 31, 2012 11:42AM
Updated: July 31, 2012 5:57PM
United Airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplane rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing’s Everett, Washington facility Tuesday.
The plane, one of 50 Boeing 787s United has purchased, features a gold line that wraps the fuselage and swoops from nose to tail. The swoop was inspired by the trademark swoop painted on each of Boeing’s aircraft and is being incorporated for the United 787 in a tribute to the two Chicago-based companies’ long history of working together, United said.
United flew Boeing’s first 777 and 767 and will be the first airline in North America to fly the 787, said United spokeswoman Mary Ryan.
United will take delivery of its first 787 in late September. It has not yet said what route the plane will fly.