After delays (somanydelays), the Boeing 787 Dreamliner finally made its first commercial flight, jetting from Tokyo to Hong Kong. According to the AP, the plane was mostly full of reporters and enthusiasts, some of whom paid thousands of dollars to be included on the maiden flight. If you're curious about what makes the Dreamliner so different, check out our coverage: it's got Android, a crazy efficient power source, and eco-friendly credentials, as well as creature comforts like bigger windows, more spacious seats, and enlarged overhead compartments.
In yet another setback for Boeing’s much anticipated – and anticipated, and anticipated – 787 Dreamliner, a test flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Texas last night after smoke began clouding the cabin. Boeing is evaluating flight data and trying to pinpoint the origin of the smoke aboard its next-gen jetliner, which is now almost three years behind schedule.
Get ready to fly in style. The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner finished
assembly Tuesday night in Everett, Washington. Local aviation lover
Charles Conklin pulled a James Bond to snap some rare photos, waiting
with camera in hand until the hangar gates opened and revealed the
future of commercial flight.
The Dreamliner makes its official debut
July 8, and could make its first flight later this summer. And though
the interior design does look enticing, we're also excited about the
new air filtration system, which Boeing says will make for a much more
comfortable flight. Arriving at your destination without a
sandpaper-dry throat and a headache sounds like heaven.—Gregory Mone