The first flight is a crucial step in what has become one of the most complex and beleaguered new aircraft projects ever. Now running a full two years behind schedule, the Dreamliner's first order to Japan's ANA is expected to be delivered no earlier than first quarter 2010.
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How close to reality is the 20% improvement in fuel economy though? These figures tend to be a little optimistic. Also, Boeing may be playing catch up with Airbus's technology as far as the stats are concerned.
Shame it doesn't look as sleek as the concepts from 2006.
the boeing 777 looks better than the 787
great news! still, I don't understand why airtransport is considered to be the safest one...
Boeing may be playing catch up with Airbus's technology as far as the stats are concerned.