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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Takes-off

Posted by air_lifter Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It was just four days ago when airbus completed maiden flight of A400M and today on 15th December, 2009 at 17:27 GMT (10:27 PST), another similar event took place. This time it was the rebel manufacturer Boeing. Long awaited B787 Dreamliner took off the ground after more than a year delay. The aircraft lifted off the ground from Everett, Wash and after 5 hours of flight settled at Seattle. It flew over the northern state of Idaho.


B787-Dreamliner is well-known for its high speed and the use of composite parts in its structural parts. The manufacturer claims to have a maximum speed just below Mach 1 and thus making it to be the fastest commercial aircraft. It has a maximum range of about 15000 kilometres.

Several types of models are prepared like 787-3, 787-8 and 787-9. The MTOW of these models are 170,000kg, 228,000kg and 248,000kg respectively.

Along with this, the competition in aircraft manufacturing races between Airbus and Boeing. Just couple years back, Airbus launched A380 which is the largest passenger aircraft with capacity of more than 800 passengers and again Boeing now launched fastest commercial plane. Airbus goes for passenger capacity while Boeing targeted speed performance as the race for benchmark continues.








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