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Here’s the video of the first Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliner” takeoff at Copenhagen Kastrup (EKCH). I really hope you’ll like this!

Camera: Sony SLT a55VY with a Sigma 150-500mm Lens
Tripod: Manfrotto 546B with a 504HD head
Airband Scanner: Uniden UBC3500XLT

Want to learn more about the 787?
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It can carry from 210 to 330 passengers.

The airliner’s maiden flight took place on December 15, 2009, and completed flight testing in mid-2011. The first model was delivered in late September 2011. It entered commercial service on October 26, 2011.

Boeing states that it’s the company’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the airframe.
The 787 has been designed to be 20% more fuel efficient than the 767.

It’s distinguishing features is a four-panel windshield and a smoother nose contour.
It shares a common type rating with the larger 777 twinjet, allowing qualified pilots to operate both models.

The aircraft’s initial designation was 7E7, prior to its renaming in January 2005. The first 787 was unveiled in a roll-out ceremony on July 8, 2007, at Boeing’s Everett assembly factory. By May 2013, the 787 program had logged 890 orders from 58 customers.

Development and production of the 787 have involved a large-scale collaboration with numerous suppliers around the globe. Final assembly is at the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington. Assembly is also taking place at a new factory in North Charleston, South Carolina. Both sites will deliver 787s to airline customers.

The aircraft has suffered from several in-service problems, notably fires on board related to its lithium-ion batteries. These systems were reviewed by both the FAA and the Japanese aviation agency. On January 16, 2013, the FAA issued an emergency airworthiness directive that grounded all 787s in the U.S. After Boeing completed tests on a revised battery design, the FAA approved the revised design on April 19, 2013, and lifted the grounding on April 26, 2013. The 787 returned to passenger service on April 27, 2013, with Ethiopian Airlines.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. I was just using a foam windshield on the microphone when I shot this but it wasn't quite enough in the heavy winds. I'll take a look if I can find a windjammer or something like that 😉

  2. This is shot by the threshold of 04L. (the planes are taking of on 22R)
    I'm planing to make a Spotting Guide to Kastrup soon so I'll show you al the nice spots 😉 I'm glad you liked it!

  3. Yes the sound at the end is from the MD-80. But note that you have to be more specific to get any points in the future. Please take a quick look at the rules by clicking on the Guess Aircraft Sound sign.

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