ac186bab57 The 787 marks the first time Boeing has made the engine type interchangeable at the wings. As a side-note, the height of the windows impressed me more than I thought it would. A new generation of digital analysis tools is enabling Boeing to better understand future maintenance issues during the design process. Particularly when the windows have been automatically dimmed, there are still some people that like to glance out the window to see if they if they are over land or water. And we were treated to a great view during our demo flight, as we flew along the eastern side of New Zealands spectacular Southern Alps. They are apparently larger than previous designs, but they also allow more headroom. Advanced maintainability analysis. This eliminates the hand-sanding requirement for paint removal on composite structure and puts the 787 on par with a metal airplane in terms of repaint times.
This will aid in troubleshooting the 787. I played around with the dimming controls quite a bit during our short flight from Auckland to Christchurch (the visit here was due to Air New Zealand being the launch customer for the 787-9). May 12, 2016 gallery 100 Top Technologies: 'Tipping the Wing' to 'Printing the Future' 1 What technologies lie ahead for aerospace? Reusable spacecraft and additive manufacturing for sure, but what about flying cars, jetpacks or another attempt at nuclear-powered aircraft? Only the future will tell. The carrier has asked for a solution to make the cabin darker for long-haul flights. So I was already a fan of the dimming function, because it solves a lot of problems. This capability combined with e-enabling technologies, which make real-time ground-based monitoring possible, will significantly aid in rapid, accurate troubleshooting of the 787. .. Print Favorite EMAIL Tweet Adrian Schofield's blog Log In or Register to post comments EMAIL Print Five Takeaways From a Visit to Airbus Photos: Thai Airways Airbus A380 Please Log In or Register to post comments.