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.