Building the 787

It could take up to 2 hours for the shaft to straighten again. After a repeat of engine and system tests and a series of taxi tests on the ground, the first flight is scheduled.

A ceremony to mark the occasion was also held the next day. Japanese industrial participation was key on the project.

However, Boeing did not expect this problem to affect the overall delivery schedule, even if some airplanes were delivered late.

Boeing announces the choice of Charleston, S. Boeing acknowledges another six-month delay for the and reorganizes management again. Boeing blasts past its record for commercial-jet sales, to a total 1, gross orders for the year, including for the Boeing had built and tested the first commercial aircraft composite section while studying the proposed Sonic Cruiser in the early s.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Cancellation of a plane order by a U. The company admits the plane is running slightly behind in certain areas but holds to its schedule. The variant was postponed to and the variant was to follow at a later date.

Reports surface at the Paris Air Show that the is up to four months late. A Wall Street analyst says the program is running into delays and cost increases. The Puget Sound region will manufacture only the vertical tail fin, built by Boeing near Tacoma.

This was particularly acute on short haul flights as there was insufficient time to allow the unit to cool before a restart was needed. Boeing breaks ground in Charleston, S. Australian carrier Qantas cancels 15 s.

United Airlines is the North American launch customer for all three variants.

Interstate 787

Engineers repeat the wing stress test, and the Dreamliner gets the green light to fly. Employees did not fill gaps with shims to connect wing rib aluminum shear ties to the carbon composite wing panels; the tightened fasteners, without shims, cause excessive stress that creates hairline cracks in the wings, which could enlarge and cause further damage.

The worst-affected airlines, those in the United States, had been considered the most likely customers of the Sonic Cruiser; thus the Sonic Cruiser was officially cancelled on December 20, The cost of producing the fuselage may increase because of a tentative deal reached with Spirit Aerosystems of Wichita, Kansaswherein severe price cuts demanded by Boeing would be eased, in return for a comprehensive agreement that lowers the cost of fuselages for other jetliners that Spirit helps Boeing manufacture.

News emerges of a new, embarrassing and serious problem.

Timelapse video shows a 787-9 Dreamliner built from scratch

The architecture is bleedless and replaces bleed air and hydraulic power sources with electrically powered compressors and pumps, while completely eliminating pneumatics and hydraulics from some subsystems, e. The airline operated the route profitably with aand credits the right number of seats and greater fuel efficiency for this success.

On June 23 Boeing stuns the industry by postponing the first flight indefinitely.The Boeing Dreamliner is an American long-haul, mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet airliner made by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Its variants seat to passengers in typical three-class seating configurations. Instead of conventionally building the aircraft from the ground up.

Inside B Welcome to B Behind this building’s simple exterior, some of the world’s top hardware labs are turning their visions of tomorrow into tangible technology. Interstate (I) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of New York. I is the main highway for those traveling into and out of downtown Albany.

The southern terminus is at the toll plaza for New York State Thruway exit 23 southwest of downtown Albany. A timeline of the Dreamliner's building process from present.

The industry-leading technology of the Dreamliner is creating remarkable opportunities for airlines around the world and dramatically improving the air travel experience.

Building the 787 Dreamliner: a timeline

We call it the Dreamliner effect. The airplane's unparalleled fuel efficiency and range flexibility enables carriers to profitably open new routes as well as optimize.

British Airways has welcomed the arrival of its first Dreamliner. This time-lapse video takes you behind the scenes at Boeing’s factory where the aircraft is expertly built. The is 20ft longer than its predecessor, making room for this new painstakingly designed eight seat First.

Building the 787
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