Victoria Making The 1,000th Dreamliner Plane Soar

Victoria’s aerospace manufacturing expertise has played a critical role in helping the world’s most technically advanced commercial aircraft take off.

Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today celebrated the production of the 1,000th 787 Dreamliner in a visit to Boeing Aerostructures Australia in Port Melbourne, where the wing components for the aircraft are made.

The 787 Dreamliner is one of the premium commercial aircrafts and flies more than 1,900 routes around the world.

The Fishermans Bend facility – one of Boeing’s largest outside the US – brings together design, engineering and advanced manufacturing in the one location.

There, the unique ‘resin infusion’ system used in the 787 Dreamliner wing components was developed, a carbon fibre production technology that provides significant weight and efficiency savings for the aircraft.

This Victorian expertise is a critical part of each Dreamliner taking to the skies.

Boeing joins global companies such as Lockheed Martin, Thales and BAE Systems that have chosen Victoria to undertake aerospace research, development and manufacturing.

Home to a number of global manufacturers, Victoria’s manufacturing sector contributes more than $30 billion to the economy and employs more than 270,000 people.

Victoria has in excess of 250 aerospace companies that are renowned for their world-class design and manufacturing capabilities.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas

“The production of 1,000 Boeing 787 Dreamliners is an amazing milestone for the company and Victoria’s world class manufacturing industry.”

“Victorian manufacturers make world class products and it’s their ingenuity that give wings to the world’s most technically advanced commercial aircraft.”

Quote attributable to Boeing Aerostructures Australia Managing Director Jose Garza

“The 787 Dreamliner family brings superior value to operators and passengers, and it’s a great feeling for our 1100+ teammates to know a piece of Australia is flying on every 787 Dreamliner.”