Latest News – Internet issues with Dreamliner 787
Attention has been drawn to potential conflicts between inflight use of computers on the Dreamliner and the airline’s own computer system.
Internet connection in flight in the passenger compartment is connected to the plane’s control, navigation, and communication systems; this means that computer savvy passengers could access — and take control of — the plane’s control systems; Read more
Update – Nigeria set to buy Dreamliner 787
Boeing and Arik Air announced an order for three 787-9s, two 777-200 LRs (Longer Range) and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) at the delivery ceremony for two new 737-700s that will soon begin operations from the airline’s home base in Lagos, Nigeria. The list-price value of the new order is approximately $1.5 billion. Arik Air is the fourth airline on the African continent to order Boeing’s fast-selling 787 Dreamliner, as well as the fourth to order the market-leading 777. Read More
The first globally produced Boeing – the dreamliner 787
America entered the age of the jet transport on July 15, 1954, when the Boeing 707 prototype, the model 367-80, made its maiden flight from Renton Field, south of Seattle. Forerunner of the more than 14,000 Boeing jetliners built since, the prototype, nicknamed the “Dash 80,” served 18 years as a flying test laboratory before it was turned over to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in May 1972.
At that time, all parts and parcel of the planed were produced in the US.
Fast forward to 2000+ with its emphasis on technology, globalization, global warming…
Boeing just released information that its 787 will respond to many challenges of this century.
For example, in a steady globalizing world, most of its parts will be made in many countries around the world, it will address global warming and energy issues, will provide more comfort for consumers (how much will the price of a ride increase/decrease????) etc.
But what was most 21st century of all was the marketing of the announcement of the 787 Dreamliner recently:
At the announcement introducing the technologically advanced and environmentally progressive 787 Dreamliner , it almost rivalled Live Earth in scope and reach. In addition to the participation of employees, airline customers, supplier partners and government and community officials, the 787 Dreamliner Premiere was broadcast live in nine different languages via satellite to more than 45 countries and webcast via http://www.boeing.com and http://www.newairplane.com. Distinguished journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw served as the master of ceremonies for the event.
Approximately 15,000 people attended the Premiere at the Everett, Wash., final assembly factory. More than 30,000 participated via two-way satellite into the event in Everett from Japan, Italy and locations in the United States. As many as 90 other locations around the globe involving 787 customers, partners and many Boeing employees also chose to download the event live or watch it pre-recorded and host their own viewing event.
What a show. We await with bated breath the next event, heralding the first 787.
Will bloggers be invited to the test run?