Major assembly of the first 787-9 is under way in Japan with the installation of door frames in a forward fuselage section. The lengthened Section 43 fuselage barrel is being built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in Nagoya along with the aircraft’s keel beam, pressure bulkhead, wheel well bulkhead and wing fixed trailing edge. The one-piece barrel fuselage assembly, which is about 10 ft. longer than the units made for the standard 787-8, on completion will be barged to ...

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