Making of a Boeing

8 May
Named the Dreamliner, the Boeing 787 is reportedly the most fuel-efficient long range, mid-size passenger airplane and the world’s first aircraft to be constructed using composite materials such as carbon fiber. About 57 meters in length, the plane can seat 210 to 330 passengers and is believed to consume up to 30 percent less fuel than the similarly sized Boeing 767. It can fly at speeds up to Mach 0.85. 

The first Dreamliner was delivered to Japan’s Air Nippon Airways August 6 and will begin commercial service in October. In 2005, Air India ordered 20 Boeing 787-8 aircraft, which are due to be delivered in December. A flight test was conducted in Delhi in July. The private carrier Jet Airways has also ordered 10 aircraft. 


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