Wichita is on a list of stops this month for Boeing’s 787 “Dream Tour.”
The plane will be in Wichita Jan. 20 to 23 to visit Spirit AeroSystems and Boeing, where employees will be able to tour the airplane.
The visit is part of a second round of cities the 787 is visiting on the tour.
Spirit AeroSystems builds the 787′s completed nose section.
The all-new 787 Dreamliner continues to generate tremendous enthusiasm everywhere it flies,” Scott Fancher, Boeing vice president and general manager of the 787 program, said in a statement. “We look forward to sharing the Dreamliner’s significant innovations with additional airlines, partners and financiers.”
Besides Wichita, the 787 will also make stops this month in Rockford, Ill., to visit its partner on the program, Hamilton Sundstrand; Dublin, Ireland, to visit airline customers, leasing companies, financiers and others; and Huntsville, Ala., to visit Boeing employees.
The airplane, ZA003, is equipped with cabin features that include a “welcoming entryway,” larger, dimmable windows, bigger overhead bins and LED lighting. The plane is configured with a business-class cabin, overhead crew rest compartment and an economy class section.
Boeing will announce dates and locations for additional tour stops, which will be held through April, about a month in advance, the company said.