Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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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. Boeinga€™s 787 Dreamliner has already generated more excitement--and more orders--than any commercial airplane in the companya€™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 Boeinga€™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.An added benefit is a€œwe can also do this with around half the power that wea#39;d need to deice pneumatically. ... The 787 became the first ever commercial jetliner to have electric brakes in place of the conventional hydraulically actuated brakes. ... GE Aerospace was responsible for the brake control and monitoring system, one of three main work packages under an integrated landing gear system contractanbsp;...

Title:Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Author:Mark Wagner, Guy Norris
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2009-11-15


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