July 12, 2014

A sneak peek INSIDE the Boeing Factory, Seattle

If you’ve ever been to Everett, 45 minutes north of Seattle, and taken the Boeing Factory Tour you’ll know the biggest disappointment is that no cameras are allowed.

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have my camera to record my presence in a place, I don’t feel like I’ve been there. Like a tree falling silently in a forest…

Boeing Factory Everett

The doors are being repainted of the 35 metre high Boeing Factory, Everett, Washington. Two of these doors together are the size of an American football field

So it was with great surprise and delight that I found myself in a media group WITH PERMISSION TO TAKE PHOTOS for a walk on the factory floor (a tour also not available to the public) to see the new Dreamliner 787s being worked on through the production line inside this monstrosity of a building.

Boeing fuselage

The fuselage in pieces and on wheels. In fact everything is on wheels in here.

Boeing Factory office

The technicians “office” is right under the nose of the plane they’re working on

Boeing Factory tour Everett

I love the open plan office here! Clearly room for more employees 🙂

Dreamliner Diner

Each aircraft department has its own diner (Dreamliner Diner). There’s a company gym and dry cleaning service too!

Dreamliner wing

These 787 wings actually lift up during takeoff above the fuselage

Dreamliner lookout

I’m upstairs where the public come on tours overlooking the 787 Dreamliners on this side and 777s on the other. They spend 1 week at each of the 5 “stations”

Boeing factory 777

Looking at the 777 fuselages

Boeing Factory 777

This 777 is at the front and just about ready for painting

Boeing factory

And we’re just about ready to roll!

Click here for more information and to book a Boeing Factory Tour >>>

I was invited by Air New Zealand up here to fly home on the Dreamliner 787-9 delivery flight. Such an amazing experience. That photo blog is coming next!

Watch the new Dreamliner’s 12-day paint job in 2 minutes here >>>

About Megan Singleton

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Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!) Follow along on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want to keep up with the journey!

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