San Diego Business Journal

Boeing 787 Dream Tour Makes Stop in San Diego

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived March 12 at Lindbergh Field, continuing its six-month worldwide Dream Tour. The airplane was in San Diego for a limited time for partners, media and Boeing and Goodrich employees to see firsthand.

Goodrich’s Aerostructures business, headquartered in Chula Vista, is responsible for the design and manufacture of the nacelles and thrust reversers for the Boeing 787.

Goodrich has a broad range of technology on the innovative aircraft. In addition to the nacelles and thrust reversers, Goodrich supplies the flight deck lighting system and cabin attendant seating as well as: the cargo system; wheels and electric braking system; exterior lighting; proximity sensing system; and the fuel quantity indicating system and fuel management software. In addition, Goodrich was selected by Rolls-Royce to provide the engine control system and sensor suite for the Trent 1000 engine, an engine option for the 787.

The airplane, ZA003, was originally used for flight testing but has been refurbished to showcase the standard capabilities and features of the 787.

Made from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first midsize airplane capable of flying long-range routes and will allow airlines to open new, nonstop routes preferred by the traveling public. As a result of innovative technologies, the airplane offers unparalleled operating economics, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. More than 800 787s are on order by more than 50 airlines.