The Dreamliner May be Coming to an Airport Near You.
I'm always dreaming about an exotic trip, but the reality is, almost of my travel is on business.
I'm often in the air, or waiting in airports. People complain about delays, and lineups and frustration with service, but I'm always thankful just for the opportunity to go somewhere.
Which means I've developed an interest on commercial airlines.
Some day, maybe I'll have an opportunity to fly on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The Dreamliners come in two models.
The 787-8 can hold up t0 250 passengers and travel non-stop for roughly 8,200 nautical miles.
The 787-9 can hold up to 290 passengers and travel non-stop for roughly 8,500 nautical miles.
That means, if you were traveling , for example, from New York City to Mumbai you would not have to change planes, endure lengthy waits in airports or incur the cost of an overnight stay in a strange city.
United Airlines is already offering flights from Denver to Tokyo and from Houston to Amsterdam.
The 787 Dreamliner is a midsize wide body jet. Read on to discover why it's taking the aviation industry by storm!
Features of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
That may seem like a small thing, but with the ever growing price of gas, every ounce counts. It also explains why it so good for long haul travel.
Airlines and passengers also indicated they wanted more direct flights, and a midsized aircraft that can travel long distances is well suited to meet travelers demands.
Building the aircraft had it's challenges. There were numerous delays and both United and Air India asked Boeing for compensation.
However, by the fall of 2011 the first Dreamliners were delivered and in the sky.
Early assessment was positive. The aircraft delivered a 20% or better fuel reduction in long haul flights.
Passengers liked the larger windows, improved air quality and more spacious overhead bins.
Ninety percent said they would go out of their way to book travel that involved the 787 Deamliner.
The Dreamliner Touches Down at the UK Farnborough Air Show
Let's Get Under the Hood - The Nuts and Bolts of the 787 Dreamliner.
The 787 Dreamliner travels at roughly 561 miles per hour.
It has an innovative wing ice protection system. (If you've ever been stuck waiting for crews to de-ice the wings, you'll appreciate this)
In most aircraft, the engines are made by Rolls-Royce Trent. If you've dreamed of traveling in a Rolls, this may be your opportunity.
The internal compartment has more humidity than conventional aircraft. The cabin pressure is also higher which increases passenger comfort.
Lighting is all done by LED. There's not a bulb in the passenger cabin.
The latest version of the aircraft is the 787-9, but Boeing is working on a 787-10, which will seat up to 320 people.
O.K...I admit it. I love airplanes and can't wait until I can fly on the 787 Dreamliner.