Boeing Donates First-Ever 787 Dreamliner to Nagoya’s Central Japan International Airport
Historic airplane to be displayed in Japan’s main aerospace cluster, inspire next generation of aviation
Boeing, airline customers, industry partners and community leaders joined together today to celebrate Boeing’s donation of the first 787-8 Dreamliner flight test airplane to Centrair International Airport in Nagoya.
“It is fitting that we bring Boeing’s first-ever 787 Dreamliner, also known as ZA001, back home to Nagoya, the heart of Japan’s aerospace industry,” said George Maffeo, president, Boeing Japan. “Many of our partners here spent countless hours to develop and produce the 787 Dreamliner’s airframe structure and Centrair was with us from the very start of the journey. ZA001 carried all of our dreams and aspirations, and has grown to symbolize the storied partnership between Boeing and Japan’s outstanding aerospace industry.”
“We are honored to be selected by Boeing to house the permanent display of the world’s first-ever 787 Dreamliner,” said Masanao Tomozoe, president and CEO, Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd. “This milestone will allow us to significantly contribute to the aerospace community as well as the Greater Nagoya region by spurring the imagination and interest of future aviation pioneers here in Japan.”