The Boeing 787 Dreamliner made its first flight Dec. 15, 2009, two years late than the scheduled date. And landed a few days ago in Europe, at the Aircraft International Exhibition of Farnborough, near London.
The plane is made mostly of carbon fiber, which together with other lightweight materials, accounts for more than 50%.. Continue reading [..]
In this turbofan engine, the amount of air pressure in the bypass is three times that which reaches the combustion chamber in the core of the engine. Although not as powerful as the turbojet, the turbofan is quieter and efficient features that justify their use on passenger aircraft.. Continue reading [..]