Boeing delivers 500th 787 Dreamliner
Boeing has reached the symbolic milestone of 500 Dreamliner deliveries when Avianca took delivery of MSN 37511 on the 20th of December 2016. Since the 787 family entered service in 2011, it has carried over 100 million passengers and is now flown by 48 operators. During that time, Ultra has kept the Dreamliner’s wings ice-free with the unique and state-of-the-art electro-thermal wing ice protection system (WIPS). The development of WIPS was an enabler for the Dreamliner as the bleed-less engine design requires an alternative heating source for the wings.