Boeing Plans Extravagant Unveiling Of 787 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.28.14/Oshkosh Day 1 **
** Airborne 07.25.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 07.25.14 **

Sat, Jun 09, 2007

Boeing Plans Extravagant Unveiling Of 787

Tom Brokaw To Emcee Rollout Event

From the sound of it, Boeing may just give Hollywood glamour a run for its money next month, when the planemaker unveils its 787 Dreamliner to the masses. The extravagant event, which could reach over 100 million viewers online, will be broadcast in nine languages to viewers around the globe... and will be emceed by a world-renowned media personality.

US journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw will preside over the premiere of the 787 Dreamliner on July 8, 2007 at 3:30 pm Pacific Daylight Time -- in exactly one month.

An award-winning journalist, Brokaw brings 45 years of broadcast experience to the 787 launch premiere, including 21 years as television anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News." Brokaw's career includes live coverage of worldwide events such as the dismantling of the Berlin Wall and the first American TV interview with Mikhail Gorbachev in the Kremlin in 1987.

Brokaw will share the stage with several speakers, including Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson, and 787 Program Vice President and General Manager Mike Bair. About 15,000 people are expected to attend the premiere in person at the Everett, WA final assembly factory.

In addition to those present at the event, up to 30,000 more will be participating via two-way satellite into the event in Everett from Japan, Italy and locations in the United States. As many as 80 other locations around the globe involving 787 customers, partners and many Boeing employees are choosing to download the event live or watch it pre-recorded and host their own viewing event.

The first Dreamliner -- billed by Boeing as the "world's first mostly composite commercial airplane" -- is now in the final stages of assembly (below). The first production 787 is scheduled to enter passenger service in May 2008.

To date, 45 customers worldwide have ordered 584 airplanes worth more than $90 billion at current list prices, making the Dreamliner the most successful commercial airplane launch in history.

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.nbc.com

Advertisement

More News

EAA AirVenture 2014 Welcomes The Boldest Human Space Mission Yet

Events To Highlight Industry Collaboration For Reaching The Planet Mars Leaders from the aerospace community held a press conference at EAA AirVenture on Monday to get the word out>[...]

Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present Oshkosh 2014 Special Event Coverage!

OSH2014 Sponsor: Aspen Avionics Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational>[...]

Futuristic OSH2014 Sponsor: 'Beyond The Blue' - The Inside Story Of The XPRIZE

Meet Jim Campbell, TODAY/07.28, At EAA Wearhouse, Author's Corner, At 1500 And Get Your Signed Copy of Beyond The Blue!!! To Aviation Journalist and experienced Test Pilot, Jim Cam>[...]

Ready For Service... ConciAir Helps Present OSH2014!

ConciAir Is Here To Return Our Industry To Service! The name ConciAir is a play on the word "concierge", and our goal is to be able to accomplish any task placed before us in a tim>[...]

OSH2014 Sponsor: Eclipse Aerospace -- In Full Production!

The Eclipse 550: Economical. Efficient. Incredible. The Eclipse 550 not only has the lowest acquisition cost of any twin-engine jet on the planet, it also has the lowest operating >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC