787 Dreamliner takes off

“For the first time, a passenger jetliner with a body and wings made of super-hardened plastics took wing” – from this article on the first flight of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner.

Some anticipated changes in airline travel based on the 787:

More humid air in the cabin (something about the composite plastics replacing metal allows this).

The mid-sized 787 enables carriers to economically link smaller cities.

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