News: Boeing rolls out first 787 Dreamliner assembled at South Carolina plant

First 787 Dreamliner to be delivered to Indian national carrier, Air India…
·        Commercial aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, debut its much awaited aircraft- 787 Dreamliner
·        Long range mid-size wide-body, twin-engine jet 787 Dreamliner can fly up to 15,000 to 15,700 km at a speed of about 900 km per hour
·        It has passenger carrying capacity ranging between 230 to 296 according to variation in design
·        Due to its light weight design as a result of use of carbon composites instead of aluminum, 787 is expected to consume 20% lesser fuel compared with its peers
·        Currently, order book size of 787 Dreamliner is about 800 planes from more than 60 airlines worldwide with each plane costing about $200 - $220 million
·        While production rate at South Carolina plant is 3.5 planes per month which Boeing plans to increase up to 10 planes per month by the end of 2013

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