With the recent entry into service of the type with launch customer All Nippon Airways, interest has intensified in our region with Air New Zealand, QANTAS & Jetstar eagerly awaiting deliver of their airframes.
On Friday, November 11th, Â Dreamliner N787BA, Â completed a 13 hour 40 minute transit from Seattle, crossing the Pacific and arriving into Auckland with Air New Zealand Chief Pilot Captain David Morgan andÂ 30 Boeing test & evaluation staff aboard . Â The aircraft made a low pass over the city before landing at AKL.
The aircraft will stay in New Zealand for a few days before heading across theÂ TasmanÂ to Sydney.
Listener Daniel Talbot was there for the big event and hasÂ kindlyÂ shared these pictures. Â You can find more of Daniels photography at www.danieltalbot.co.nz