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Boeing’s revolutionary 787 Dreamliner has changed air travel forever. Here’s how the company left competitors in the dust with a risky $8 billion bet.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the first next-generation plane to be produced by a major aircraft manufacturer, kicking off a new era of efficiency. The aircraft was produced following the success of the Boeing 777, the manufacturer’s largest twin-engine wide-body aircraft. The Dreamliner became one of Boeing’s best selling aircraft, […]
Boeing’s revolutionary 787 Dreamliner has changed air travel forever. Here’s how the company left competitors in the dust with a risky $8 billion bet.
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Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected

Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes even after Federal Aviation Administration experts objected, The Seattle Times reported. The FAA approved the change after Boeing appealed its rejection, which had said Boeing could not sufficiently prove that the fuel tank would not ignite. The FAA’s […]
Boeing removed a feature that protects its 787 planes during lightning strikes as a cost-cutting measure, even after FAA experts objected
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The Qantas 747 ‘jumbo’ has just two years left to live

For nearly 40 years the Boeing 747 has been a mainstay of the Qantas fleet, but as the Australian airline enters an era of record profitability and looks to modernise its fleet, CEO Alan Joyce has called time on the “jumbo” jet. Forecasting full year record underlying profit before tax […]
The Qantas 747 ‘jumbo’ has just two years left to live