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
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Boeing describes 787 Dreamliner as a super-efficient airplane (ITP Images)
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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)
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In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to mid-size airplanes, the 787 provides airlines with fuel efficiency (ITP Images)
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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)
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Composite materials make up 50 percent of the primary structure of the 787 including the fuselage and wing (ITP Images)
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New technologies and processes have been developed to help Boeing and its supplier partners achieve the efficiency gains (ITP Images)
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The 787 program was launched in April 2004 with a record order from All-Nippon Airways (ITP Images)
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The Dubai Airshow is welcoming more than 100 aircraft, some of them appearing for the first time in the Middle East. (ITP Images)
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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)
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Making its Middle East debut is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner (ITP Images)