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Is this 10 Forward or an airplane interior?
Boeing shows us a little more of their 787 Dreamliner

Boeing has posted some new images of its 787 Dreamliner including its interior and composite body. With the 787, Boeing hopes to block some of the blows thrown by Airbus in recent years

The Dreamliner will be available in three variants covering a wide gamut of passenger loads and route length:

The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210 - 250 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,700 kilometers), while the 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 - 290 passengers on routes of 8,600 to 8,800 nautical miles (15,900 to 16,300 km). A third 787 family member, the 787-3 Dreamliner, will accommodate 290 - 330 passengers and be optimized for routes of 3,000 to 3,500 nautical miles (5,550 to 6,500 km).

As much as 50% of the 787's primary structure including its wings and body will be composed of composite materials. The plane will be able to travel at Mach 0.85 and uses about 20% less fuel than planes of comparable size.

The 787 is scheduled to make its first flight in 2007 with first deliveries taking place in 2008.

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It wont look that nice...
By Doormat on 3/10/2006 11:42:05 AM , Rating: 2
As is mentioned several other places, airlines are looking to cram 9-wide in coach class (the picture above show 8 abreast in coach and 5 abreast in first, 6 abresat in business). The -8 will have probably 250 seats to fill and the -9 will have 290 seats to fill. I cant wait to fly on one though.

RE: It wont look that nice...
By ViRGE on 3/10/2006 12:22:20 PM , Rating: 2
There's no way it'll be that open either. The airlines will assuredly find some way to cut off first-class from coach(a partition with just 2-3 slots, ala the 757), and someone is undoubtedly going to find a way to install bigger overhead luggage bins.

RE: It wont look that nice...
By wandergeist on 3/13/2006 2:33:31 PM , Rating: 2
True. The airlines are driven by efficiency, not what looks airy. That said, Boeing went to a lot of trouble to design overhead bins that store as much as possible but don't jut into the headroom of standing or sitting passengers. The most recent 747 models (-400 on) and the 787 are a huge step in this direction: the bins are huge, but the cabin doesn't feel cramped in the way the older aircraft did.

RE: It wont look that nice...
By Chuckles on 3/10/2006 12:46:57 PM , Rating: 3
Remember that this is Boeing's interior design concept.
The individual airlines contract their own interior designers and fabricators, and then ship the completed subassemblies to Boeing-Everett for installation. Boeing itself supplies the specs for connection points, which the interior design people use to lay out the interior.

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