Exactly thirteen years ago, Boeing unveiled the 787 Dreamliner.
The 787 was officially designated as a new aircraft project in January 2003. It was called the 7E7 at the time. In May, Boeing asked the public to vote for the name. Candidates included Global Cruiser, eLiner, Stratoclimber, and Dreamliner. Dreamliner won the contest, with 500,000 votes. All Nippon Airways became the launch customer of the 787 in 2004. On July 8, 2007, the 787 made its first public appearance. Since then, almost 1000 787s have been built, and there are over 1000 unfulfilled orders as of May 2020.