The assembly of 787 Dreamliner was started in June 2006 and the first Dreamliner was delivered in September 2011. The 747 Dreamliner is a beautiful aircraft equipped with efficient engine and spacious interior. The specification of Boeing 787 Dreamliner is as follows:
The 787 Dreamliner comes in 3 different models. Each model has different number of seats, as follows:
- 787-8: 210 to 250
- 787-9: 250 to 290
- 787-10: 300 to 330
- 50% Composites
- 20% Aluminum
- 15% Titanium
- Steel 10%
- Misc 5%
About same as 747 and 777 - Mach 0.85
This is quite amazing. During assembly less that 10,000 holes were drilled. In a 787, 1 million holes were drilled.
20% more fuel efficient than any other similarly sized aircraft.
It produces 20% less emission than similarly sized aircrafts.
The electrical system of Dreamliner 787 consumes 35% less power from engine that any other similarly sized plane.
Design of 787 Dreamliner
It took 800,000 hours on a supercomputer to design the 787 Dreamliner.
It is anticipated that maintenance cost on 787 Dreamliner will be 30% less than any other aircraft.
These were interesting facts about Dreamliner 787. This aircraft comes in three slight variations, namely 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10. The minor differences in these three models is in wing span, height, length, takeoff weight.
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