Modern Jets

Filed under: General Facts - 18 Oct 2012  | Spread the word !

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With the advancement of technology, jets were included in the devices that are to be improved. With all the new materials and developments in the market, it was clear that the research for aircrafts was going places as well… high and modern places that is! There have been several note worthy jets to bring out new standards in the domain! Here they are, with their new and modern particular features:

Boeing 787 Dreamliner


  • made out of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic;
  • lower weight and therefore lower fuel consumption;
  • larger windows with electric tinting;
  • lower air pressure and moisture;
  • engines with noise-reduction chevrons.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental


  • composite frame;
  • longer chassis;
  • cost-effective, quiet and environmentally friendly;
  • revamped and renovated interiors in the cabins and in the aisles;
  • more spacious passenger entry;
  • LED “mood” lighting;
  • large capacity overhead bins.

Airbus A350


  • medium-size twin-isle jet;
  • composites materials;
  • high fuel efficiency;
  • more comfortable;
  • similar features with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Boeing 777-X


  • the improved version of the long-range 777;
  • overhauled wings, engines and interiors;
  • extended range model 777-8LX;
  • created for long direct flights.
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The Dreamliner Boeing 787 Saves on Fuel

Filed under: General Facts - 19 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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Traveling by plane is more pleasant than ever, now that manufacturers worldwide are releasing some of the greatest aircraft in terms of both functionality and comfort. An example of such aircraft is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes, one of the greatest manufacturers in the world. The long-range, mid-size, wid-body, twin-engine jet airliner can seat up to 290 passengers. The Dreamliner comes in several variants: 787-8, 787-9, 787-3, and 787-10. The company has stated that plans of developing another version with seating capacity of up to 310 are already emerging. Developing and producing the 787 has involved a large-scale collaboration with a wide array of suppliers from all around the world.

In addition to the aircraft being perfectly assembled, the Dreamliner has another great feature: fuel saving. Nowadays, with the fuel consumption being over the top, it seems that aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing have finally understood that keeping on wasting fuel and energy will only lead to the natural resources of the planet vanishing. The Dreamliner has therefore become the most fuel-efficient airliner manufactured by Boeing and the first major airliner in the world to use composite materials for most of its construction. According to Boeing, the airliner consumes 20% less fuel than similarly-sized aircraft manufactured by this company, such as the Boeing 767. Its unmatched fuel efficiency results in exceptional environmental performance which makes the Dreamliner special and unique. The advanced technology and unparalleled performance of the 787 make it one of the best airliners in the world. Ever since 2004, when the first 787 variant was launched, the Dreamliner has become increasingly popular, with 58 customers from 6 continents placing orders for it.

851 airplanes valued over $175 billion have been requested, making the 787 the most successful twin-isle launch of a new commercial airplane in the history of Boeing. It being fuel-efficient is one of the main reasons why the Boeing 787 has been so requested by customers worldwide. Other great features of the airliner include a four-panel windshield, noise-reducing chevrons on the engine nacelles, and a smoother nose contour. Since the 787 is similar in type rating with the larger 777 twinjet and have related design features, pilots can operate both models. Clearly, the upcoming Boeing 787 models should be even greater when it comes to fuel saving, since the world nowadays is facing a hard time precisely because of the fuel wastes worldwide.

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Variants Of Boeing 787

Filed under: General Facts - 06 Jun 2012  | Spread the word !

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a jet airliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It offers seats for about 250 passengers, the exact number depending on the variant. This is the most fuel-efficient plane of the company and is the first major plane in the world made from composite materials. According to declarations of those working on it, Dreamliner consumes 20% less fuel than Boeing 767, although that plane is similar to this. The company producing the plane is American. Dreamliner had its first flight on December 15, 2009 and it was first used by All Nippon Airways on October 26, 2011. Until now, there are 3 variants of this type of Boeing.

Boeing 787-8 is the first model in the Dreamliner family. It has a length of 186 feet and a wingspan of 197 feet. It can seat up to 210 passengers and has a three class configuration. This type of Boeing was the first to enter service in 2011, as part of the All Nippon Airways fleet. Two thirds of the orders for the Dreamliner are for Boeing 787-8 because this is the plane that will replace 767-200ER and 767-300ER. The plane also comes as a replacement for all those that are no more economically viable for the airway companies around the world. The next variant is 787-9. This has a longer fuselage and offers up to 290 seats. It has the same wingspan as 787-8, but in rest it is totally different. It was initially planned to begin operating in 2010, but it was delayed until 2014. This plane will represent competition for Airbus A330 and a replacer for Boeing 767-400ER. This will be open for non-stop routes and will fly more for cargo purposes that for passengers. The difference between 787-8 and 787-9 is that the second has an increased fuel capacity.

The first buyer of this type of Dreamliner is Air New Zealand. Another variant of Dreamliner is 787-3. This has 290 seats divided in two classes. It is similar to Boeing 787-8 but the wingspan is reduced, so this plane is used more for domestic gates. It was mainly requested in Japan. Boeing 787 also has the intention to develop a 787-10 variant. This will have a capacity of 310 seats and will be similar with Airbus A350-900. According to sources in the company, this will be launched in 2012.

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