New Boeing 787 Pictures Released
March 10, 2006 11:30 AM
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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
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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787 is just as foreign as Airbus
3/12/2006 3:01:36 PM
The 787 is assembled in Everett, Washington but the parts come from 10 different countries, Sweden, Canada, South Korea, Italy, England, China, Australia, Japan , and France. Boeing only makes the vertical fin.
RE: 787 is just as foreign as Airbus
3/12/2006 11:50:50 PM
Boeing makes considerably more than the "vertical fin", though they are outsourcing some 70-80% of the total components for the 787.
RE: 787 is just as foreign as Airbus
3/15/2006 6:06:08 PM
Boeing is primarily the designer, system integrator and final assembler of the 787, and a good part of the aircraft is actually manufactured by other companies, a good portion of which are US based. Goodrich, the company I work for, is providing the engine nacelles and thrust reversers, along with the engine management for those aircraft with RR engines. We are also building the landing gear, and evacuation systems on the A380. Rather then refer to the 787 as foreign, I think Global would be a better description (for Airbus's product too). Remember Boeing needs to sell these to a global market, not just to US airlines. In fact the Asia Pacific and the Middle East are going to be the hot spots in terms for wide body aircraft over the next few years. It's this market, not the American or European market that the A380, and to some extent the 787 were designed for.
Global sourcing also make the aircraft easier to sell. Its a lot easier for Boeing to convince China to buy the 787 when some of its components are actually made there.
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