On Thanksgiving Day, ABC’s Good Morning America ran a segment on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with the focus on our status as the first North American carrier to take delivery of the aircraft.
As part of the segment, GMA host Jim Avila is shown flying in our 787 simulator in Houston alongside Captain Niels Olufsen. You also see the reporter on a test flight over the Midwest, experiencing the real Dreamliner in action.
Avila calls out the ground-breaking composite construction of the 787 and its introductory domestic routes. He also lists many of the innovative details about the 787, including its greater efficiency, lighter weight and ability to fly longer distances. The cameras move about the cabin to show viewers the larger windows with dimmer buttons, the huge storage bins and the more spacious entryway.
In the video, President and CEO Jeff Smisek emphasizes some of the important features, including the smooth, quiet ride and the lighting. On that last point, Blake Emery, Boeing’s Director of Differentiation Strategy, notes that the lighting creates a sense of spaciousness.
A computer-generated “virtual view” highlights the lower cabin air pressure of 6,000 feet that allows for higher humidity inside the aircraft and can lessen the occurrence of jet lag and dry skin.
The video includes breathtaking footage of our 787 in flight over snow-capped mountains, a rare glimpse inside the fuselage during aircraft assembly as well as a great walkthrough of the Boeing assembly plant at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.