Posted by: sabrina | December 18, 2009

Dreamliner starts late

STUFF.CO.NZ: Being two years behind schedule, Boeing’s new lightweight and titanium Dreamliner finally had its first test flight.

Boeing claims the 787 Dreamliner, designed to carry about 250 passengers on long distance flights, will save the airlines millions of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs.

About 840 of the aircrafts have already been ordered by airlines, which production had been delayed five times in the past three years – due to a shortage of bolts, faulty design and a two-month strike at its factory. – read more

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