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787-8 Dreamliner

WIDE-BODY


Family:
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Type:
Turbofan airplane

Origin:
Country FlagUnited States
Manufacturer:
2007–present

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Updated March 8, 2024
Aircraft picture
787-8 Dreamliner - Colin Cooke Photo. CC-BY-SA-2.0

General characteristics (19)

  • Role
    Wide-body airliner
  • Crew
    2 pilots
  • Wing
    Fixed wing
  • Engine count
    2
  • ICAO type designator
    B788
  • Body
    Wide
  • Tail
    Regular dihedral
  • WTC
    H
  • APC
    C
  • Type code
    L2J
  • RFF Category
    8
  • Landing gear
    Tricycle retractable
  • Wing position
    Low wing
  • Engine position
    Underwing mounted
  • Aerodrome ref. code
    4E
  • ADG
    V
  • TDG
    5
  • SRS
    III
  • LAHSO
    7

Structural data (16)

  • Length
    186 ft 1 in (56.72 m)
  • Height (fin)
    55 ft 6 in (16.92 m)
  • Height (fuselage)
    19 ft 6 in (5.94 m)
  • Width (fuselage)
    18 ft 11 in (5.77 m)
  • Width (cabin)
    18 ft 0 in (5.49 m)
  • Wingspan
    197 ft 3 in (60.12 m)
  • Mean chord
    20.58 ft (6.27 m)
  • Wing area
    4,058 sq ft (377 m2)
  • Aspect ratio
    9.59
  • Sweep angle
    32.2°
  • Cargo compartment vol.
    4,826 cu ft / 136.7 m3
  • Parking area
    3,679.1 m2 (39,602.0 ft2)
  • Main gear config
    2D
  • Cockpit to main gear
    25.4 m (83.4 ft)
  • Main gear width
    11.6 m (38.1 ft)
  • Wheelbase
    22.8 m (74.8 ft)

Performance & capabilities (6)

  • Fuel capacity
    126,206 L (33,340 US gal)
  • Service ceiling
    13,140 m (43,100 ft)
  • Cargo capacity
    28 LD3 or 9 (88×125) pallets
  • Maximum payload
    41,100 kg (90,500 lb)
  • Seating (1-class)
    Max. 359, exit limit 381
  • Seating (2-class)
    242

Speeds (7)

  • Cruise (VCR)
    488 kt (903 km/h)
  • Cruise Mach
    0.85
  • Maximum (VMAX)
    516 kt (956 km/h)
  • Maximum Mach
    0.90
  • FAA approach
    144 kt (267 km/h)
  • FAA max. approach
    144 kt (267 km/h)
  • FAA min. approach
    140 kt (259 km/h)

Indicative Flight Profile data (23)
Source:SKYbrary logoSKYbrary [1]

  • Takeoff
    V2: 165 kts
    Distance: 3100 m
    Weight: 228000 kg
  • Initial climb (to 5000 ft)
    IAS: 190 kts
    ROC: 2700 ft/min
  • Initial climb (to 15,000 ft)
    IAS: 290 kts
    ROC: 2000
  • Initial climb (to 24,000 ft)
    IAS: 290 kts
    ROC: 1500 ft/min
  • Mach climb
    Mach: 0,79
    ROC: 1500 ft/min
  • Cruise
    TAS: 490 kts
    Mach: 0,85
    Ceiling: FL430
    Range: 7850 NM
  • Initial descent (to 24,000 ft)
    IAS: 0,84
    ROD: 2600 ft/min
  • Descent (to 10,000 ft)
    IAS: 300 kts
    ROD: 2800 ft/min
  • Descent (below 10,000 ft)
    IAS: -
    MCS: 220 kts
    ROD: -
  • Approach
    VAPP (IAS): 140 kts
    Distance: 1520 m

Weights (6)

    • OEW
      120,000 kg (264,500 lb)
    • MLW
      172,365 kg (380,000 lb)
    • MTOW
      227,930 kg (502,500 lb)
    • MZFW
      161,100 kg (355,160 lb)
    • MTW
      228,383 kg (503,500 lb)
    • FAA weight class
      Heavy

Engine options (2)

Option 1:

  • Model
  • Manufacturer
    Country FlagGeneral Electric
  • Type
    Turbofan
  • Fan blades
    18
  • Fan stages
    1
  • LP compressor stages
    4
  • HP compressor stages
    10
  • LP turbine stages
    7
  • HP turbine stages
    2
  • Control system
    FADEC
  • Length
    4.95 m (16.24 ft)
  • Width
    3.53 m (11.58 ft)
  • Height
    3.48 m (11.41 ft)
  • Fan diameter
    2.82 m (9.25 ft)
  • Max continuous thrust
    250.40 kN (56,292.15 lbf)
  • Max takeoff thrust
    255.30 kN (57,393.71 lbf)
  • Bypass ratio
    9.3:1
  • ISA sea level pressure ratio
    53.3:1 (at take-off thrust)
  • Nominal 1st shaft RPM
    2,560
  • Nominal 2nd shaft RPM
    11,377
  • Dry weight
    6,147.00 kg (13,554.14 lb)
  • Option 2:

  • Model
  • Manufacturer
    Country FlagRolls Royce
  • Fan blades
    20
  • Fan stages
    1
  • IP compressor stages
    8
  • HP compressor stages
    6
  • LP turbine stages
    6
  • IP turbine stages
    1
  • HP turbine stages
    1
  • Length
    4.77 m (15.65 ft)
  • Fan diameter
    2.85 m (9.35 ft)
  • Max continuous thrust
    287.90 kN (64,722.48 lbf)
  • Max takeoff thrust
    307.80 kN (69,196.18 lbf)
  • Nominal 1st shaft RPM
    2,683
  • Nominal 2nd shaft RPM
    8,937
  • Nominal 3rd shaft RPM
    13,391
  • Dry weight
    5,936.00 kg (13,088.88 lb)

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