The Dreamliner Unveiled

This time it didn't take any spy-work to get a look at Boeing's new plane. Yesterday the company officially unveiled its long-awaited 787 Dreamliner at the Everett, Washington plant. The lightweight, carbon-fiber plane promises to be more fuel-efficient than existing models, and has already earned more than $100 billion in orders, suggesting that the risky investment should pay off. At this point, a customer placing a new order will already have to wait until 2015 for delivery. The plane comes in three models, seating from 210 to 330 people, and is priced between $146 and $210 million. And while spectators gushed about the exterior, the cabin should also prove pleasing to weary travelers - with improvements in seating, bigger windows, better air quality and overall interior design.—Gregory Mone