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With the launch of its superjumbo, the A380, Airbus made what looked like an unbeatable bid for commercial aviation supremacy. But archrival Boeing responded: Not so fast. Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has already generated more excitement--and more orders--than any commercial airplane in the company's history. This book offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the first all-new airplane developed by Boeing since its 1990 launch of the 777. With hundreds of photographs, Boeing 787 Dreamliner closely details the design and building of Boeing's new twin-engine jet airliner, as well as the drama behind its launch. Here are the key players, the controversies, the critical decisions about materials and technology--the plastic reinforced with carbon fiber that will make this mid-sized widebody super lightweight. And here, from every angle, is the Dreamliner itself, in all its gleaming readiness to rule the air.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner
March 10th, 2014
Very good read. Not too technical. Would benefit from a glossary. Also needs an update on battery problems.
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787 Dreamliner
September 17th, 2013
Exceptional detail fills this book up to first flight. The color photos are well narrated. This is a book for aviation enthusiasts, both professional and amateur. Must follow or precede a similar reading of the development of the A380. The comparisons and contrast s between the two sagas and aircraft are riveting reading to say the least.
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