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…
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.
The fuselage in pieces and on wheels. In fact everything is on wheels in here.
The technicians “office” is right under the nose of the plane they’re working on
I love the open plan office here! Clearly room for more employees 🙂
Each aircraft department has its own diner (Dreamliner Diner). There’s a company gym and dry cleaning service too!
These 787 wings actually lift up during takeoff above the fuselage
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”
Looking at the 777 fuselages
This 777 is at the front and just about ready for painting
Megan Singleton is a word slinger of online, print and radio. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 17 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!)
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