Video: see Jetstar's Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built in 3 minutes

By David Flynn, January 2 2014

Jetstar's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner is now flying daily between Melbourne and Bali, with more planes and more routes to come this year – including Sydney-Bali, Sydney-Phuket and Melbourne-Auckland.

Read: Jetstar's Boeing 787 gets its international groove on

Along with greater fuel efficiency and a reduced noise footprint compared to conventional aircraft, the Boeing 787 packs with a bevy of passenger-friendly features including a larger and more spacious cabin with more room for carry-on luggage, a quieter smoother ride, plus an effective lower cabin altitude and increased humidity to reduce the effects of jetlag.

Read: Review, photos – Jetstar Boeing 787 business class

But just how does this advanced jet come together..? Courtesy of Boeing and Jetstar, this time-lapse video spans from the weaving of carbon-fibre for the aircraft's composite parts through to its final painting in Jetstar's livery.

Set aside the next three minutes and click the video below.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

25 Apr 2013

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Most likely, that's called "time lapse" or "fast forward"

But interesting though.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

17 Aug 2012

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Jetstar still doesn't understand what good propaganda video music is.

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

25 Apr 2013

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I think that was to add fun and casualness to the airline.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Feb 2011

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Best thing for Australia would be to scrap Jetstar and put the fleet back to Qantas and Qantaslink. No need for Jetstar, No point to it, Too many other larger airlines who could do it better and cheaper. Plus why would anyone want to play with the muck at the bottom of the bucket! Better to be up the top where the cream is.

19 Jan 2012

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Oh but there is a need for Jetstar - it enables the QF Group to pay its staff less (different award system to QF), whilst its CEO can enjoy millions in salary and bonuses.

It also enables the QF group to compete on price rather than quality whilst selling premium seats on low cost feeder flights! 

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