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Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut

US planemaker's carbon-composite carrier will compete with the future Airbus A350, due mid-decade

Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
Boeing describes 787 Dreamliner as a super-efficient airplane (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210 - 250 passengers on routes of 7,650 to 8,200 nautical miles (14,200 to 15,200 km), while the 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250 - 290 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750km) (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 provides airlines with fuel efficiency (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
The airplane uses 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. It will also travel at a similar speed as today's fastest wide bodies, Mach 0.85. Airlines will enjoy more cargo revenue capacity (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
Composite materials make up 50 percent of the primary structure of the 787 including the fuselage and wing (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
New technologies and processes have been developed to help Boeing and its supplier partners achieve the efficiency gains (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
The 787 program was launched in April 2004 with a record order from All-Nippon Airways (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
The Dubai Airshow is welcoming more than 100 aircraft, some of them appearing for the first time in the Middle East. (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
Inside the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Running from 13 to 17 November 2011 at the city’s Airport Expo, the Dubai Airshow will be the biggest yet, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and nearly 55,000 trade visitors, an almost four percent increase from the previous show in 2009 (ITP Images)
Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes long-awaited Middle East debut
Making its Middle East debut is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ITP Images)