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Pima Air and Space Museum receives a Dreamliner

Release Number: 050315

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner approaches the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015.  After landing, the Dreamliner was defueled and towed to the Pima Air & Space Museum.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner approaches the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. After landing, the Dreamliner was defueled and towed to the Pima Air & Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner lands on the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015.  After landing, the Dreamliner was defueled and towed to the Pima Air & Space Museum.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner lands on the runway at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. After landing, the Dreamliner was defueled and towed to the Pima Air & Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner arrives at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015.  The 787-8 Dreamliner landed and defueled at D-M en route to the Pima Air & Space Museum.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner arrives at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The 787-8 Dreamliner landed and defueled at D-M en route to the Pima Air & Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner defuels after landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015.  After defueling, the aircraft was towed through D-M to the Pima Air & Space Museum.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner defuels after landing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. After defueling, the aircraft was towed through D-M to the Pima Air & Space Museum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015.  The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials rather than aluminum.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)

A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is towed across Valencia Road to the Pima Air & Space Museum after landing and defueling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The aircraft is the first large commercial aircraft to feature an airframe made almost entirely of composite materials rather than aluminum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)


A Boeing 787 landed at Davis-Monthan for donation to the Pima Air and Space Museum, Mar. 26. 

The aircraft landed around noon, was defueled and towed across Valencia Road. The 355th Civil Engineer Squadron used this opportunity to conduct training on creating and paving a roads.  Road construction is a necessary skill to have in deployed locations. 

Attached are photos from the arrival, defueling and transport.