The sixth leg of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner World Tour has been announced, covering dates in late April and early May.
This tour is to introduce the aircraft to customers, potential customers, and airport staff who will be working with the aircraft once deliveries begin to the many airlines who have ordered the type. The tour has already taken in many airlines and customers in many countries around the world.
This latest leg sees the aircraft – ZA003 N787BX – leave Seattle on 21 April and visit the following airports:
22 April – London Heathrow, UK
23 April – Manchester, UK
25 April – London Gatwick, UK
27 April – London Heathrow, UK
1 May – Oslo, Norway
4 May – Taranto, Italy
7 May – Washington Ronald Reagan, DC
11 May – Dallas Ft Worth, TX
14 May – St. Louis, MO
Public tours of the aircraft will not be available, but many of these airports will likely have plenty of spotters in attendance for the arrival. I know Manchester’s Aviation Viewing Park will likely be packed for it, just like it was for the first Airbus A380 landing.
You can keep up with the tour at this link: http://www.newairplane.com/787/dreamtour/