July 10, 2007

Dreamliner...Go Capitalist oppressors!

Boeing recently rolled out the 787 Dreamliner, which they hope to start flight-testing in August or September, with first deliveries next May.

One thing that's really neat is the the carbon fiber composite fuselage is stronger than an Aluminum one, so the windows can be significantly bigger (27 cm by 47 cm, with a higher eye level) and the cabin pressure can be higher (6,000 feet instead of 8,000). Also the cabin humidity can be higher, because composites are not subject to corrosion!

So look forward to future air travel that's, well, not fun, but less of a misery!

Boeing Dreamliner cabin interior
Richard Branson, left, and Jim McNerney, chairman and chief executive of Boeing Co.,
pose inside a display of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner after a news conference in Chicago.
Photo: AP
Posted by John Weidner at July 10, 2007 8:27 AM
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