Belgian Air Force Demo Team 2012
   Text  &  Pictures : Serge Van Heertum © sbap 2012
September 10th, 2012…For the first time a Boeing 787 Dreamliner has landed at Brussels National airport this morning at 08:24am.
The owner is Ethiopian Airlines and this company is also the first one to fly the B-787 on the African continent.
The “Dreamliner” program was officially launched on April 26th, 2004. The first commercial flight was planned for 2008 but the program was delayed for multiple reasons and the first flight of the prototype happened on December 15th, 2009. The B-787 got his certification on August 26th, 2011.
Proposed in two versions, the plane is able to transport between 210 and 330 passengers. As per Boeing specifications the fuel consumption is 20% less as an Airbus 330 or a Boeing 777.
The first plane was delivered to the Japanese company All Nippon Airways on September 26th, 2011.
The first Ethiopian airlines aircraft named “Africa First” landed at Addis-Abeba on August 17th, 2012.
Today the orders amount for the “Dreamliner” is 870 aircraft again
st 552 for the Airbus A350 direct competitor of the American plane.

Around 50 aviation fan's were present at landing 25L... ...waiting "the dreamliner"!
Close up on the General Electric engine African Firts...Dreamliner...also at Brussels!
Ethiopian B-787 cabin configuration (courtesy Ethiopian Airlines)
Welcome by the airport fire brigade (Christian Debrabanter)
A view of the Drealiner from the airport building (Jan Wibouw)

The typical design of the nose and the engines
(Jan Wibouw)

Tail details (Jan Wibouw)

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