I’m still salty about having to pay a checked bag fee, but if an airline asked me if I would fork over extra cash for my plane to do this, my immediate answer would be YESPLEASETAKEMYMONEYNOW.
Have you ever woken up in your penthouse suite, glared out of the window down at the peasants of Manhattan and thought, “I can’t get far enough away”? Worry no more! Boeing now offers you the highest penthouse suite in the world—in the belly of a 787 private jet.
Boeing is preparing to make a big splash with its stretched Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show this year. How do they plan on doing this? The old school way, by putting the 300,000 pound beast through its paces in front of a huge crowd, max performing the carbon fiber jet like it was an F-15, as seen in the video below:
Boeing has donated the third 787 Dreamliner ever built to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The plane known as ZA003 will be the only 787 at a museum in the world. It is painted in Boeing's Dreamliner house livery, and museum visitors will get to see the plane, inside and out.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is experiencing a scary, ongoing problem that nobody can seem to solve — the cockpit windows are cracking at an alarming rate.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been in service for no more than a few months and already some Boeing test pilot has tagged the American Northwest like an Etch-a-Sketch with a 787 logo. Damn hooligans.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner — the sixth 787 Boeing's made so far — took off from Boeing Field in Seattle in December 6, 2011. Yesterday, it landed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, having flown 10,710 nautical miles to set a distance record for a commercial jet of its weight. It's also a victory, of sorts, for carbon fiber.
The extensive use of composite materials makes the Boeing 787 one of the most advanced commercial aircraft ever built. And while it's already been approved for flight, safety officials are concerned about the long term viability of those materials, which are now being used in the aircraft's wings and fuselage.
Boeing's first 787 Dreamliner made its first commercial flight today. After years of delays the future of aviation has arrived. And according to reviews, it was a totally pleasant flight. Even if the 787 can't totally fix flying, it might make it a whole lot better.
This is the carbon-fiber Boeing 787 Dreamliner at 150% service load during the ultimate wing load test required for FAA certification. During the test, the wingtips underwent 25 feet of vertical deflection without failing. Engineering is awesome. [Boeing via Wired]