Boeing B787

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-haul twin-engine jet airliner that usually accommodates between 242 to 335 passengers in typical three-class seating configurations. It is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient composite aircraft that shares a common type rating with the larger B777 to allow qualified pilots to operate both models. It is a twin-engine jet airliner and made its first flight in 2009 and its first commercial flight in 2011.

The B787 was designed to be more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, the B767, and has succeeded by being 20% more fuel-efficient with two engine types: the General Electric GENX and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000. The features of the aircraft which make it stand out is its flight systems which are mainly electrical, its raked wingtips and the noise-reducing chevrons on its engine nacelles.

There are different variants of the B787, with the first and shortest being the B787-8 (57 m – 186 ft long) in 2009 and then 4 years later the 787-9 (63 m – 206 ft long) which was longer than the -8. Finally, the B787-10 (68 m – 224 ft long), which is bigger than the two was produced in 2013.



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