New Boeing 787 Takes Flight
The 747 has dominated the commercial airline industry for over 37 years. In recent years, the aircraft had come very close to becoming obsolete, however they remained in use, as it was the best way to transport a lot of passengers. A new model has now emerged, called the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This model, was first ordered by All Nippon Airways in 2004. After several delays, the airline now has 2 planes as part of their fleet, 53 more on order. Here are some exciting details about this new aircraft:
More Spacious Cabin
The 787’s cabin is 30 inches wider than the 747. More room equals more comfort. The plane will carry 210 to 290 passengers.
Commercial airplanes were designed with one goal in mind and that was to provide safe and comfortable travel for passengers. Windows provide a scenic view for people to enjoy and this where the new 787 makes a difference. The plane features larger windows, which include buttons to allow the passengers to control the lighting. They can make it darker at will, however they cannot of course alter the view. This allows passenger that are not in a window seat to still be able to enjoy any scenic views.
The captain always has control over the lighting systems throughout the craft, however a new feature has been added. This feature is basically brilliant LED lighting, which changes to simulate days or nights. This spectacular display is designed to break up the monotony and provide customers with a more enjoyable experience. These lights consume less power than fluorescent bulbs, so they are more environment friendly. Unlike the windows, the LED lighting is not controllable by the passengers.
Although the details of the mechanics of the system are limited, we can confirm a smoother ride technology, which detects turbulence and counteracts it. Turbulence is a common cause of motion sickness and thanks to the new technology, its effects should be minimized.