Building the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
The 787 is a radical departure for Boeing: About 50 percent of the plane is made of lightweight composite materials, with large sections produced by suppliers around the globe and assembled by Boeing at Everett. The plane, Boeing says, will be quieter, produce fewer emissions and use 20 percent less fuel than comparable aircraft, while 250 passengers will enjoy a more comfortable cabin with better air quality and larger windows.
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The Boeing Company in April 2005 revealed the final exterior look of Boeing Commercial Airplanes newest airplane, the 787 Dreamliner. Pictured here is the 787-3, featuring a wing and structure optimized for shorter-range flights. The 787-3 was designed to carry 296 passengers up to 3,500 nautical miles.