Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner — scheduled to begin service next year — will be the topic when the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Flight Path Museum launches its 2006 Speaker Series with Jeffrey Hawk, director of Boeing’s 787 government certification and environmental program. Hawk will speak at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 17th, at the museum, in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 Imperial Highway, Westchester.

Admission and parking are free.

The Boeing 787, previously called the 7E7, is in the final phases of development by the manufacturer, Flight Path president Rowena Ake said.

“Our speaker will provide an inside look at how the 787 was developed, as well as previewing its many interesting features,” Ake said.

Museum visitors can view a 1:100 scale model of the 787 in the museum’s main gallery, along with models of other new and vintage aircraft.

Future speakers in the Flight Path 2006 series will focus on the 60th anniversary of airline service at LAX, military aviation and airport photography.

The Flight Path Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and the first Saturday of each month. Admission and parking are free.

The museum is operated by the Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California, a nonprofit community-based organization, in cooperation with Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX.

Information, (310) 215-5291, or www.flightpath.us