09/25/2012 11:55 am ET

United Airlines' 787 Dreamliner Assembled In Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

A new, enchanting time-lapse video shows the process of assembling and painting a United 787. The carrier is the first to fly the composite aircraft in North America, taking ownership of its first 787 over the weekend.

From major assembly to the painting of the livery, the short clip condenses the monumental engineering challenge of building an airliner into two and a half minutes.

Oh, and the music? Gershwin's legendary Rhapsody in Blue, United's signature soundtrack.