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As 787 Dreamliners return, passengers face economy class discomfort

As its much vaunted state of the art jetliner, the 787 Dreamliner returns to the skies, US airframer Boeing faces a dilemma. On the one hand Boeing has incorporated many improvements in the composite fuselage aircraft, which was meant to improve passenger comfort. These include Windows that are about 30% bigger, allowing more natural light. Windows also feature an electronic …

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First Charleston, SC built Boeing 787 destined for Air India has first flight

First Charleston, SC, built Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner achieves first flight. LN46 is due to be delivered to Air India. Boeing image.

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at their new South Carolina facility, completed its first flight yesterday, even as its destined customer, national carrier, Air India, delayed taking delivery of its first 787 thanks to the on-going strike by its international pilots. Aircraft number 46, which is expected to become VT-ANI when it is delivered to Air India, performed its …

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The world’s largest aircraft engine, the GE90-115B found on all Boeing 777-300ERs and 200LRs

I have always loved the General Electric GE90-115B engines which exclusively power all Boeing 777-200LRs and 777-300ERs. The super large size and low throated moan when operating just tickles me. The GE90 series are physically the largest engines in aviation today, the GE90-115B, has a fan diameter of 3.25 meter (10ft 8 in). The engine has a larger diameter than …

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The typical takeoff and climb angles of all Boeing planes

In the recent issue of Boeing’s AERO magazine there is an article titled Exceeding tire speed during takeoff in which there is this nice graphic that demonstrates the recommended take-off rotation and climb angles for all Boeing aircraft. I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to …

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