The world’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner has gone on display at a new aviation attraction in Japan, which is sure to delight spotters visiting the airport.
The Flight of Dreams at Chubu Centrair Airport, near Nagoya, opened on 12th October and has as its focal point the prototype 787-8 ZA001 (N787BA).
Situated close to the passenger terminal at Chubu Centrair, the Dreamliner Park comprises a four-storey building which includes shops and restaurants, including a Boeing store selling merchandise, and outlets themed on Seattle, where Boeing’s aircraft are built.
The Dreamliner aircraft sits at the centre of the building and is part of an exhibit on aviation which appeals to kids and those wanting to get up close to the aircraft.
Entrance to the Seattle retail and dining area is free, but access to the Flight Park aviation themed area costs 1,200 yen for adults and 800 yen for children.
While it may seem a strange place to send the prototype 787, the Chubu region is actually the place where around 35% of the parts used on the aircraft are produced. So it is a fitting place to celebrate the aircraft and its history.
The two other Dreamliner prototypes can be found at Tucson, Arizona’s Pima Air & Space Museum, and Seattle’s Museum of Flight.