7/8/7 Dreamliner unveiled

Boeing had an event on Sunday to show off their Dreamliner aircraft. The ‘roll-out’ could be seen on Satellite TV aswell as being broadcast across the internet.

Dreamliner picture from BBC
Picture from BBC – click here to read there article

The plane makes extensive use of Carbon-fibre composites to reduce the weight of the fuselage. This represents a large change in the technology use in manufacturing, replacing aluminum which has been the material used in fuselage’s since the introduction of the commercial airliner.

MATERIALS IN THE 787 DREAMLINER

Carbon-fibre composites: 50%
Aluminium: 20%
Titanium: 15%
Steel: 10%
Other: 5%
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