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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: I like it
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 3/10/2006 8:09:53 PM , Rating: 2
I have a few friends who work for AWA (now US Air), and the company just bought a few a380s. The problem is that the airport gates are not physically big enough to cope with the 200ft wingspan without modifications. AWA/USA is changing the gates on a bunch of airports (PHX, LAS, ORD) in order to use the bigger configuration. But, bigger gates mean fewer gates, so for AWA's sake let's hope that the hub + spoke model is really going to continue.

Personally, however, I feel the Boeing method of cheaper, smaller, faster aircraft with more spoke to spoke flights is the way to go.


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