Boeing's 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing has been the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners for more than 40 years. The company has an extended tradition of aviation innovation and modernization. Boeing meets customer needs by continuing to expand its product line and services. With almost 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide, this is nearly 75 percent of the world fleet. Boeing offers outstanding engineering, modification, logistics, and information services to its worldwide customer base. Boeing is focusing its new product development new product on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner that seats 210 to 330 passengers. Its variants include the 787-3, 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10. Boeing claims that it is the company's most fuel-efficient airliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite materials as the major material in the assembly of its airframe. The composite materials make the aircraft weigh much less. The 787 was first airliner with the fuselage assembled with one-piece composite barrel sections instead of the multiple aluminum sheets. The Dreamliner has an airframe comprising nearly 50 percent composite material. “Undertaking the design process without preconceived ideas enabled Boeing engineers to specify the optimum material for specific applications throughout the airframe. The result is an airframe comprising nearly half carbon fiber reinforced plastic and other composites. This
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