By Kevin Meyer
Over the past several years I've taken Boeing to task, sometimes severely, on their 787 Dreamliner program. By now we know that the outsourcing misadventure that many of us lean bloggers warned about in the early days was a mistake – ranging from Rube Goldberg contraptions such as the DreamLifter to having tiny parts stop a global supply chain. There are many lessons that have been learned.
However after years of delays Boeing is now ready to deliver the first 787 Dreamliner airplane to ANA. That's a milestone, and a positive one. It looks like there will be more than 800 following.
A long road, lessons learned, and some brilliant new design and manufacturing technology. A nice piece of good news in an otherwise rather miserable few weeks. Bravo!
Here are several videos and photos of the configuration of the first ANA 787.