Tuesday, December 15, 2009

787 First Flight

This is so non dog related but still worth blogging about. I used to work at Boeing as a Electrical Engineer. Now I work for the FAA in aerospace projects.

Today was the 787 First Flight. It went GREAT!!

"The 787 is a radical departure in aircraft design. Where other passenger jets are made mostly from aluminum and titanium, about half of the 787 is made of lightweight composite materials such as carbon fiber.

Those materials have long been used on individual parts such as rudders, and on military planes, but the 787 is the most ambitious use of the technology aboard a passenger plane.

Boeing says the aircraft will be quieter, produce lower emissions and use 20 percent less fuel than comparable planes, while giving passengers a more comfortable cabin with better air quality and larger windows. "




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