The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to come out of the Chicago-based airplane manufacturer’s South Carolina plant was celebrated recently at a function in North Charleston. The aircraft will undergo a string of systems checks and engine runs before taking to the air locally, in preparation for its flight across the Atlantic Ocean to India’s Mumbai International Airport and delivery to Air India.
Promoted as the “first new airplane of the 21st Century”, the Boeing 737 Dreamliner arrived in Beijing on Sunday 4 December to start its scheduled six month tour which will include Ethiopia, Qatar and Kenya. With China being the biggest Boeing customer outside the United States, the aircraft manufacturer will be demonstrating the Dreamliner’s features and benefits to potential and confirmed customers in Beijing, Guangzhou and Haikou between now and 11 December.
Referred to as the “Seven-Late-Seven” by some, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner completed its maiden flight on 15 December 2009 in Seattle, Washington. This is just the first step in a rather complex nine-month flight test program.
As the Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the air from the Boeing Field in southern Seattle for its maiden flight on December 15, 2009, no doubt there was a collective sigh of relief from all those who have been involved in the development of this mid-size, twin-engine jet airliner, which is anticipated to be the [...]
Based in Chicago, Boeing manufactures commercial jets and military aircraft, rotor craft, missiles, launch vehicles, defense and electronic systems, and communications systems. The company employs more than 155,000 people in 67 countries. Boeing’s long history includes development of bombers, fighter planes, and surveillance aircraft. In 1997, Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner [...]
The development of composite materials is considered to be one of the most important advances in aviation design since aluminum was introduced in the 1920s. Development of various composite materials has had a very positive impact on the performance, shape, reliability, weight, cost and composition of modern aircraft.
Boeing has announced that they’ve released twenty-five percent of the documentation needed for manufacturers to begin building their new 787 Dreamliner. The largest of the aircraft‘s pieces, the wing skins and fuselage can now be built. Final design plans have yet to be completed.