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
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 aricraft 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.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a long-range, mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Its variants seat 242 to 335 passengers in typical 3-class seating configurations. Wikipedia
Range: 15,190 km
Top speed: 954 km/h
Wingspan: 60 m
First flight: December 15, 2009
Cruise speed: 913 km/h
Manufacturer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Engine types: General Electric GEnx, Rolls-Royce Trent 1000