Boeing completes firm configuration of 7879 Dreamliner

first_imgBoeing Co. has announced the completion of a “firm configuration” of its 787-9 Dreamliner. The firm configuration was achieved after several years of collaboration with airline customers and partners to determine the optimal configuration for the new aircraft. “Firm configuration means the airplane’s structural, propulsion and systems architectures are defined and not changing,” said Mark Jenks, vice president of 787-9 development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We have a disciplined process in place to ensure we have completed all of the requirements for the development stage of the program,” said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The team has done a fantastic job to get us through this important milestone.”The 787-9 aircraft will be a slightly larger version of Boeing’s other Dreamliner design, the 787-8. The new aircraft model, which will have the capability to seat between 250 to 290 passengers, will be ready for its first delivery in late 2013. <a href=”” alt=”last_img” /> read more