The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner entered service in 2014. The aircraft are manufactured is multiple locations and assembled at Boeing in Seattle. Subcontracted assemblies arrive from Japan, Italy, South Korea, France, Sweden, India, the UK, and Kansas, Connecticut, and South Carolina in the United States. The larger components are carried by the four Boeing 747-LCF (Large Cargo Freighter) Dreamlifters. The prototype 787 first flew on December 15th 2009. More than 500 of them have been produced (all variants) and they are operated by more than 40 airlines around the world.
Air Canada has taken delivery of 26 787s, the majority of which (18) are the “stretched” 787-9 version. Over the years Air Canada has used several liveries for their aircraft, but Avgeeks, plane spotters, and fence checkers seem to agree their new white paint scheme is one of the more attractive looks for the 787.
The 787-9 Dreamliner in the video, registered as C-FRTG (callsign Air Canada 300), was captured during its first appearance at Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL / CYUL) on its way from Vancouver International Airport (YVR / CVYR). Both the approach and departure are included in the video. Enjoy!
Video and screen shot by CYUL Plane Spotter.