The 787-8 Dreamliner and 787-9 airplanes will carry 223-259 passengers in
tri-class configurations on routes of 8,500 and 8,300 nautical miles (15,700 and 15,400 kilometers) respectively. A third 787 family member, the 787-3 Dreamliner, will accommodate nearly 296 passengers in a two-class configuration and be optimized for routes of 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km).
In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 will provide airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance. The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than any similarly sized airplane. It will also travel at speeds similar to today's fastest wide bodies, Mach 0.85. Airlines will enjoy approximately 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity.
Passengers will also see improvements with the new airplane, from an interior environment with higher humidity to increased comfort and convenience.
There are also features like a new cabin lightning with projectors, that will project stars and more to the ceiling, aswell as new Turbulence systems that will detect Turbulences and steer against them.
Production will begin in 2006. First flight is expected in 2007 with certification, delivery and entry into service occurring in 2008.