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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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RE: plane
By masher2 on 3/10/2006 4:14:35 PM , Rating: 3
> "It looks to me like a regular airplane with a more "futuristic" interior....In a word, overrated."

Another armchair quarterback with no real understanding of his subject. The interior of a commercial airliner isn't even designed by the builder-- its developed by the owner, and installed after the plane is built.

The improvements on the 787 have nothing whatsoever to do with the interior.

RE: plane
By msva124 on 3/10/2006 4:28:25 PM , Rating: 2
That must be why Boeing is promoting them so heavily then.

RE: plane
By johnford64 on 3/10/2006 6:20:58 PM , Rating: 2
i understand what you are saying, and for the record i am a liscensed pilot, but i spend most of my time IN the airplane as opposed to on the outside, therefore i care more about the interior!

Unless i am flying it i dont care what its like other than that, well except total flight time!

RE: plane
By masher2 on 3/12/2006 11:45:59 PM , Rating: 2
> " for the record i am a liscensed pilot, but i spend most of my time IN the airplane as opposed to on the outside, therefore i care more about the interior! "

Umm, so you're saying you don't care about safety, fuel efficiency, range, handling, or anything else...just give you a sexy interior and you're happy?

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