Korean Air has completed the delivery of 1,000 Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" aircraft fuselage and wing structures to Boeing Co., the world's largest aircraft maker.
Korean Air's aerospace division recently held a ceremony at Busan Tech Center to mark the delivery of 1,000 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft fuselage and wing structures.
Korean Air signed a contract with Boeing in 2004 to jointly develop the Boeing 787 aircraft structures, and successfully carried out 1,000 deliveries in 12 years, starting with delivery for the No. 1 aircraft in 2007.
The Boeing 787, nicknamed the "dream airliner," is a state-of-the-art aircraft developed by Boeing Co. of the United States and an eco-friendly aircraft that has produced more than half of its aircraft with advanced composite materials, increasing fuel efficiency by more than 20 percent over conventional ones and significantly reducing gas emissions and noise during takeoffs and landings.
In addition, cabin air pressure and noise are greatly reduced when flying, providing passengers with a pleasant cabin.
Starting with the construction of Boeing 747 wing structures in 1986, Korean Air has been successfully carrying out projects to build commercial aircraft structures such as Boeing 717, 737, 767, 777 and 747-8.
In addition, the company continues to make efforts to develop new technologies that incorporate integrated composite materials and automation as part of its efforts to secure price competitiveness, expanding opportunities to participate in Boeing’s follow-up development projects.
Korean Air's aerospace division secured technical skills in the composite materials processing sector through the successful development and mass production, and consolidated its partnership as Boeing's primary partner through high quality and delivery compliance.