Rarely has a new aircraft attracted - or deserved - as much attention as the Boeing 787. From its thrusting nose via flowing lines to the delicately-rising wingtips and swept-back tail, there is nothing about this machine that isn't going to change the way airliners are designed and built. New technologies, new materials and new construction techniques have been brought together by a design and production process that is set to change the relationship between airframers and suppliers. If Boeing's Dreamliner is as successful in operation as its pre-launch orderbook suggests it will be, the industry will never be the same again.
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