Boeing 787, or Dreamliner, is a medium-size passenger planes that are still under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to begin service in 2008. He will carry between 200-350 passengers depending on seating configuration, and will be more fuel efficient than previous models. And also he will become the first passenger aircraft to use composite materials in most construction.
Prior to January 28, 2005 787 known as the 7E7. On 26 April 2005 final draft 787 outward frozen.
This aircraft uses LED-based lighting to illuminate the interior. LED-based lamps are also used on the Airbus A350 series. Lamps of this type is expected to have been used in the design of future aircraft.
The aircraft also use the technology "smart glass" / "smart windows" that allow the display window to fade / go back to normal gently.
The aircraft is designed so that they are environmentally friendly. According to Boeing, this aircraft material made of carbon fiber is environmentally friendly. The aircraft is also fuel efficient, have traveled twice the distance Boeing 777. Lights are used by these aircraft is also very environmentally friendly.
This aircraft uses Rolls-Royce engines Trends 1000 and GEnx engines 2B-12 is innovative. The aircraft also has a radar Honneywell latest version that is designed to monitor the weather in front of the plane with a distance of 100,000 meters (100 km).
Airline in Japan, All Nippon Airways became the first airline users. ANA ordered 50 Boeing 787. Boeing has not been handed over to the ANA plane orders. In fact, the final assembly facility in Everett (Everett Boeing assembling), there are approximately 16 pieces Boeing 787 ready to ship. According to vice president of Boeing, the new planes will be delivered in 2011. This explosion in the engine-related events Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to force Boeing to check the machines have been installed in the planes.
Boeing already has three 787 variants since launch in 2004. 787-8 is scheduled to enter service in 2011, while the 787-9 will be launched in 2013.
787-8 is a basic model of the 787 family, with a length of 57 meters (186 feet) and wingspan of 60 meters (197 feet) dam has a 14,200 mileage up to 15,200 kilometers (17,650 to 8200 nautical mile), depending on the number of seats. 787-8 has 210 passenger seats in three class configuration. This variant will be the first in the 787 family to enter service in 2011. Boeing 787-8 is targeted to replace the 767-200ER and 767-300ER, as well as expand into new non-stop market where larger aircraft would not be economical. Most of the 787 orders is to 787-8.
787-9 787 will be the first variant is drawn or "extended plane", the number of seats to reach 250-290 seats with 14,800 mileage up to 15,750 kilometers (8,000 to 8500 nautical mile). This variant differs from 787-8 in some respects, such as strengthening the structure, the extended plane, fuel capacity is bigger, has a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW, the Maximum Take Off Weight) is bigger, but have the same wingspan 787-8. Date for entry into service (EIS, Entry Into Service), originally planned in 2010, but later postponed to early 2013 in December 2008. Boeing aims to compete with the Airbus A330 and replace their own products, 767-400ER. Like the 787-8, will also open new non-stop routes, flying with more cargo and passengers are slightly more efficient than the 777-200ER and A340-300. Configuring the company has completed on July 1, 2010.
This variant is designed to have 290 passenger seats in a two-class configuration and for lighting a short distance, with 4650 mileage up to 5650 kilometers (2,500 to 3050 nautical miles) with a fully charged condition. It was designed to replace the Airbus A300/A310 and Boeing 757-300/767-200 on regional routes from the airport gate with a limited distance. This will use the same aircraft with the 787-8, although in some parts of the aircraft to be strengthened. Wings derived from 787-8 with a mixture of winglet / tapering, replacing the usual form of the wing tip. This change will reduce the width of the wing about 7.6 meters (25 feet) that enables 787-3 to enter the domestic gate further, particularly in Japan. However, due to production and technical constraints that are experienced by Boeing 787, this variant was canceled in December 2010.
Sources : World Automotive Collection