First image of LATAM’s Boeing 787 ‘windowless’ appears in Boeing factory

First image of LATAM’s Boeing 787 ‘windowless’ appears in Boeing factory
First image of LATAM’s Boeing 787 ‘windowless’ appears in Boeing factory

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Earlier this Sunday, April 4, we presented here at AEROIN the rumors that had emerged from a graphic edition released by LATAM, in which the airline showed a Boeing 787 completely windowless, like a cargo plane, when talking about its commitment to the transport of vaccines from Covid-19.

The graphic edition published by LATAM, as previously presented

The image, despite just a computer montage, had raised comments that the company might have plans to convert its 787 Dreamliner aircraft from passengers to freighters due to the high demand in the cargo market.

Despite this, we highlight here on the portal that it was more likely to be just an action to highlight the important role that the jet has been playing in transporting vaccines, or plans to cover the windows and change the painting as a result of the jet’s cargo use.

Well then. More quickly, this last option was confirmed, when a reader alerted us about a photograph taken at the Boeing factory, showing the most recent 787 produced for LATAM, with registration number CC-BGQ, leaving the “windowless” production line, or more specifically speaking, with their windows painted or covered, exactly as in the image released by the airline, but still without the word “Cargo” added.

It is important to note that, although there appear to be no windows in the image, they must have been well covered, creating the appearance of a smooth fuselage. This is not a modification of the aircraft design for cargo, with a really windowless fuselage, as this would require the manufacture of a fuselage originally windowless, something that would require a new certification, and nothing in this regard has been disclosed by Boeing or LATAM yet.

Several LATAM Boeing 787s have often been used to transport cargo between the United States and Brazil, so once the CC-BGQ is delivered to the Latin company, it should not be long before it appears at Brazilian airports.

Here is an example in which one of the company’s Dreamliners was registered on a cargo flight taking off from Viracopos International Airport, in Campinas (SP):

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