The Hermes Awards, presented by the European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation, honour companies or organisations whose innovative ideas and products help advance society.

According to Boeing, the jury recognised the technological breakthrough the 787 is bringing to the market, meeting the demand from airlines and passengers for more efficient and more comfortable aircraft. 

"We are very proud to receive this prestigious award which recognises the 787's amazing technological breakthrough," said Yves Galland, president of Boeing France, when accepting the award. "We share this prize with the eight French companies providing critical products and systems onboard the Dreamliner as well as the entire international team and our customers around the world."

50% of the B787's primary structure – including the fuselage and wing – is made of composite materials.