15 Dec

Boeing Dreamliner Maiden Flight

Recently, we had an opportunity to design a magazine feature on Boeing for Engineer Magazine. Today, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner made it’s maiden flight. This is an important day in aviation history, and Boeing, as the 787 is made mostly of high-performance composites. These composites are lighter and stronger than the aluminum and titanium commercial planes are typically constructed with.

The above clip from KIRO in Seattle documents the maiden flight. The 787 made its first flight, originally scheduled for 5 hours, but cut short by a west-coast weather system. The initial Dreamliner flight lasted approximately 3 hours. Boeing has a website dedicated to the first flight of the Dreamliner 787 with more information and videos.

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