Boeing places the final Dreamlifter into service

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle, Wichita and Charleston) placed the fourth Boeing Dreamlifter, specifically 747-4H6 N718BA, msn 27042, the final airplane in the fleet of specially modified 747-400s, into service yesterday (February 16). Dreamlifters transport the large composite structures of the 787 Dreamliner from partners around the world to Everett, WA for final assembly. The unique airplane, which was modified by Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taipei, Taiwan, took off from Paine Field (PAE) in Everett early yesterday morning. Bound for Wichita, Kan., the Dreamlifter is returning the equipment used to transport the forward fuselage section known as section 41.