- Diecast model
- Highly detailed
- Aircraft registration number: N27908
- Measures Approximately: 5.75” L x 5.825” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American long-haul, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 242 to 330 passengers in typical two-class seating configurations. It is the first airliner with an airframe constructed primarily of composite materials. The 787 was designed to be 20% more fuel-efficient than the Boeing 767, which it was intended to replace. The 787 Dreamliner's distinguishing features include mostly electrical flight systems, raked wingtips, and noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles.
With a typical capacity of 242 passengers and a range of 7,355 nautical miles (13,621 km; 8,464 mi), the -8 is the base model of the 787 family and was the first to enter service in 2011. The 787-8 is targeted to replace the Boeing 767-200ER and -300ER, as well as expand into new non-stop markets where larger planes would not be economically viable. As of May 2019, approximately 31% of 787 orders are for the 787-8 with 361 delivered. In 2018, Boeing said it would change the -8 manufacturing to raise its commonality with the -9 above the current 30% to be more like the 95% commonality between the -9 and -10, as it will benefit from learning from those. When it was launched, a new B787-8 was to cost only slightly more than the B767-300ER, valued new for $85 million at its 1990s peak, but it ended being 20% more costly.
This Gemini Jets diecast 1/400 scale model is of Boeing 787-8 registration N27908 painted in United Airlines livery. The aircraft was originally delivered to United on November 13th 2013.
This model is a great addition to your diorama or aircraft collection.