Aircraft manufacturer Boeing hands over the 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways of Japan this week after three long years of delay. The delivery of the lightweight and fuel efficient jet took place that the Washington headquarters of Boeing with keys and contracts signed by ANA and the jet manufacturer.
The Boeing Dreamliner makes use of composite materials to chop off a lot of weight from the aircraft and also help it to be more fuel efficient than its counterparts.
The delivery is three years behind schedule which surely put a lot of issues on Boeing’s table in terms of meeting promised dates of delivery.
The aircraft manufacturer has a long list of orders at 8121 787 Dreamliners at the moment summing up to around $150 billion. The successful launch of the new aircraft is welcome by parts producers including those in the UK which follows the big chunk of the project after United States manufacturers.
UK companies like Rolls-Royce make the engines for the 787 Dreamliner; B/E Aerospace produces the seats for the business class section; and Messier Dowty fabricates the landing gear. The test plane was also tested in the wind tunnel of QineticQ.
Each of the Dreamliner has a tag price of around $202 million. It has a max seating capacity of 290 passengers. Boeing plans to make ten planes every month by 2013. They estimate the orders to around 3,300 units. The 787 Dreamliner by Boeing competes with the A350 in the market which is manufactured by its European competition Airbus.
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