Qantas: First 787-9 starts final assembly

    Qantas, via its official Instagram account, reported (10-Aug-2017) the first major parts of its first Boeing 787-9 have arrived at the Boeing factory in Seattle and are on the production line. The aircraft is due to be completed by the end of Aug-2017, after which it will move to the paintshop. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, the carrier has eight 787-9s on order.